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IGP assures Plateau citizens of end to crisis, killings

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has assured the citizens of Plateau State of the determination of the Nigeria Police Force to put an end to the lingering crisis and killings that has continued unabated in the state.

The IGP gave the assurance at the end of a ‘critical duty tour’ by convoy patrol to assess and address the prevailing security challenges in some parts of state which began on Wednesday.

In a statement on Thursday by Force spokesman, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, Egbetokun said more personnel will be deployed to the state to make sure there is adequate security measures are taken to end the crisis.

“During the duty tour to Plateau State, the IGP had a crucial meeting with the Plateau State Governor, His Excellency Caleb Muftwang, at the State House, where they extensively discussed the security situation in the state, analyzing its complexities and exploring strategic solutions,” the police spokesman said.

“Following the meeting, the IGP proceeded to convene a gathering with the Plateau Stakeholders Forum at the Police Officers Mess in Jos, providing an opportunity for comprehensive deliberations and collaboration among key stakeholders to address the prevailing security challenges and foster sustainable peace and stability in the region.

“Similarly, the IGP proceeded to Mangu Local Government Area of the state, the epicenter of the immediate security challenge, where he actively engaged with the local community and police operatives on the ground to corroborate intelligence received on the situation.

“The interaction provided a platform for open dialogue and enabled the IGP to assess the state of affairs, gather valuable insights, and reinforced the commitment of the Police to addressing the security challenges faced by the people of Mangu and restoring peace and order in the area.

“The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, emphasized the need for improved preventive deployments, effective intelligence gathering, and community engagements to proactively address the security concerns in Mangu.

“The IGP while reaffirming the commitment of the NPF to protect lives and property, and restore peace and harmony in the area, reiterated the NPF’s resoluteness in its determination to deploy necessary resources, strengthen preventive measures, and implement proactive strategies to address the security concerns in Plateau State and other regions across the country.

“He, however, charged the good people of Plateau State to refrain from attaching religious or ethnic colourations to the criminals perpetrating heinous killings and crimes in the state as a criminal remains one irrespective of his religion or ethnicity, and such colourations could cause more harm to our peaceful coexistence and national unity.”

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