Police deploy personnel to troubled councils in Plateau

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By Agabus Pwanagba

Sequel to the recent security challenges that have bedeviled communities in some local government councils in Plateau State, the State Police Command has deployed Mobile Police Force personnel across the troubled areas.

The Command has also charged the personnel to be vigilant while carrying out their constitutional responsibility.

The CP, Bartholomew Onyeka, however, warned officers not to engage in any illegal act, adding, that anyone found wanting will be severely punished in accordance with the disciplinary procedure in the Police Act and Regulations.

Onyeka, who made the deployment on Saturday in Jos, the state capital, called on the citizenry to remain calm, vigilant and report any suspicious activity in and around them as the Police is committed to upholding the law, and ensuring the safety of all the inhabitants of the State.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Bartholomew Onyeka in fulfillment of his promise to take all necessary actions in order to ensure the security of lives and properties across the State, has now deployed Mobile Police Force (MPF) Personnel across troubled Local Government Areas in the State. ”

He said, “This decision became necessary in response to several killings in the State, as the CP seeks to bring the perpetrators to justice and restore peace on the Plateau.

“The Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka ordered all the personnel deployed to be very vigilant while carrying out their constitutional duties and warned that any officer found engaging in any illegal act will be severely punished in accordance with the disciplinary procedure in the Police Act and Regulations.”

The CP reminded residents that security is everybody’s business, hence the need to be more vigilant.

Also, the Secretary to the State Government (SGS), Arch. Samuel Jatau, who was present at the Command Headquarters to ensure the deployment, noted that the deployment of the units is part of the government’s efforts to enhance security and maintain law and order in the State.

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