Police Puts Security Measures In Place For Public Safety And Peace In Plateau State

The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Okoro J. Alawari to maintain peace and ensure the safety of the citizens, has taken several precautionary measures based on credible intelligence at our disposal. This became necessary to preserve public order and safeguard the lives and property of all our beloved citizens throughout this festive period.

A statement on Monday, 25th December 2023 signed by the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, said that the Commissioner of Police given the prevailing security concerns within the State, has placed a Ban on all forms of Processions and Religious/Traditional ceremonies in public places, in the name of any celebration. This ban became necessary to prevent any breakdown of law and order that may be capable of disrupting the peace and harmony currently being enjoyed in the state.

The statement read, “Furthermore, the CP has reiterated the fact that the use of tricycles, popularly known as (Keke Napep), within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis, is prohibited on the 25th and 26th December 2023, and on the 1st January 2024. He has also placed a complete ban on motorcycle operators also known as (Okada or Going) in all 17 Local Government Areas of Plateau State from 25th December 2023 to 3rd January 2024 and still maintains that the total ban on commercial motorcycle operations popularly known as “okada” within Jos and Bukuru metropolis is still in force. This restriction became necessary due to intelligence received that some hoodlums are making use of these motorcycles to engage in criminal activities of all kinds and the command has deemed it fit to take all the above proactive measures to stop them from executing their evil plans.

“Also the detonation or use of fireworks, firecrackers, and other pyrotechnics-based materials commonly known as “knockouts” is strictly forbidden within the state. This prohibition is essential to prevent any form of tension, fire-related incidents, injuries, or property damage. Citizens are urged to comply with this regulation and report any violations to the nearest police station or security agency close by.

“The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Okoro J. Alawari, psc appeals to all law-abiding citizens of Plateau State to cooperate fully with the Police and other security agencies in ensuring a peaceful and secure environment before, during, and after this festive period. The Command assures citizens of its commitment to ensuring their safety and urges them to promptly report any suspicious activities or persons to the nearest Police station or through the emergency phone lines provided below:


“Members of the public can also report any unethical conduct by our personnel in the discharge of their duties through the office of the PPRO or Complaint Response Unit (CRU) using any of the following phone numbers listed below:

08060545670 (PPRO)