Plateau Killings: Police To Launch Special Operation, Relocates AIG Zone 4 Office To Jos

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has issued an order to begin a Special Operation aimed at addressing the killings in Plateau State.

He has also instructed AIG Zone 4, Haladu Musa, to temporarily relocate his office to the state in order to ensure an effective operation.

It is important to note that on Christmas Eve, more than a hundred individuals were tragically killed in attacks on Bokkos and Barkin Ladi LGAs of the state.

Egbetokun made these statements during his visit to Governor Caleb Mutfwang in Jos on Friday.

He said, “President Bola Tinubu has ordered that the perpetrators of this heinous act be fished out and ensure they face the wrath of the law. I commiserate with the people of Plateau and assure you of the full support of the Police in tackling this menace.

“The President has also directed the Police to work closely with the military to solve problems in the communities, I implore the people of Plateau to join in the fight against these criminal acts and not against a particular tribe or religion.

“Plateau citizens should cooperate with security personnel, criminals have declared war on citizens so we need to join forces to fight the war against criminals.

“This war should not be seen as a war against a particular tribe but against criminals.”

Mutfwang responded by commending the IGP and his soldiers for their efforts in combating instability, but he also urged for increased intelligence sharing among security officers.

“Nigerians trust you and expect so much from you to change the narrative of policing in the country.

“We are happy to receive you and your team; the last couple of days have been very traumatic.

“In the pursuit of criminals, some overzealous security agents turn victims into suspects. This could be very traumatising to communities. If we share intelligence adequately, it will help the situation.

“This is not about ethnic profiling; let’s demonstrate to Nigerians that this monster could be tamed, and don’t just go after the perpetrators; their sponsors too should be unmasked to bring the problems to a foreclosure,” the governor said.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.