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Published On: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2018

Plateau violence: Lalong meets security chiefs

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From Ado Abubakar Musa Jos

Following the latest resurgence of violence in some parts of Plateau State , Governor Simon Lalong, has held a security meeting with heads of security agencies in the state.
The meeting which was held at Government House was meant to review the prevailing security situation within Jos.
In a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, said the meeting was attended by the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie, the Commander of the Special Task, Major-General Augustine Agundu, Director of the State Security Council, Babagana Bulama and Commander of Operation Rainbow, Major-General Steve Guar (rtd).
“ While the government and the security agencies are currently working round the clock to ensure an immediate return to normalcy, Governor Lalong has urged residents of the state capital to beware of the circulation of fake news in the social media by crisis merchants aimed at escalating the crisis and to always cross-check every piece of information they get.
“The Governor also implores all the people of the state to be security conscious and carefully watch the activities and movement of suspicions persons within their environment with a view to promptly reporting same to relevant security personnel for decisive action.
“The Governor further charges security agencies to exhibit professionalism in the course of their duty and observe the rules of engagement in their efforts to maintain law and order, “ the statement added.
Violence has rocked Jos since Saturday following the killing of residents of Anguwan Rukuba leading to protests and further killings.

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