Amid renewed attacks, Plateau State sues for peace by other means

Mon Jan 13th, 2020 - Plateau

Governor Lalong (second from right) listening to Adagwom Izere of Jos His Royal Highness, Ada Emmanuel Azik after inspecting Neighbourhood Security Watchtower

As the spectre of insecurity and criminal banditry seems to be accelerating in various parts of the country, especially in the north, the Plateau State Government decided on some novel initiatives aimed at checking the menace of anti-social elements.

The government recently disclosed its intention to strengthen the security architecture in the state so as to consolidate on the peace that has been experienced in recent times, which seemed shattered recently in an attack on Kunben village in Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area.

Governor Simon Bako Lalong, who dropped the hint while inspecting the first Neighbourhood Security Watchtower at Dutse Uku in Jos North Local Government Area, said the state has suffered enough of wanton killings and was prepared to put a permanent stop to the menace. Prior to his inspection visit, the governor, who is also the Chairman of Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), cancelled all other engagements, including a planned tour of road project sites, to visit Kunben after an attack by gunmen.




source: Guardian