Police Deploys Additional Manpower And Operational Resources To Troubled LGAs In Jos

The Plateau State Police Command has deployed more special armed Police forces to the troubled Bokkos, Barkin-Ladi, and Mangu Local Government Areas of the State to prevent further attacks and restore normalcy.

A statement on Saturday, 30th December 2023 signed by the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, said that the deployment is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, who provided additional manpower and resources to the State to augment the operational strength of the Command to manage the ugly situation and provide safety for residents of the affected areas.

He said further, “As part of measures to protect lives and properties in the affected areas, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Okoro J. Alawari, psc has placed a ban on all forms of late-night spiritual and social gathering in Bokkos, Barkin-Ladi, Riyom and Mangu LGAs.

“The CP emphasized that All “Cross Over to New Year” programs should be rescheduled to be held in the early hours of dusk, not to exceed 07:00 pm of the night.

“The CP assured the good people of the State that the Plateau State Police Command is committed to full implementation of the IGP’s directives to apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act, provide safety to residents of the troubled areas, and restore peace and tranquility in those areas.

“The Plateau State Police helmsman also appeals to members of the public to support, cooperate with, and assist the Police with timely and useful information to tackle the menace.

“He further tasked all Police operatives deployed to the affected areas to demonstrate valour and professionalism while discharging their constitutional duties and work in synergy with other security agencies to restore peace and order in their respective areas of assignment.