PLATEAU CRISIS: Ag. IGP Egbetokun visits state, directs effective preventive deployments

The acting IGP however charged the good people of Plateau state to refrain from attaching religious or ethnic colorations to the criminals perpetrating heinous killings and crimes in the state

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun on Wednesday visited Plateau State to assess and address the security challenges in the state.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said during the visit, the IGP had a crucial meeting with the Governor Caleb Muftwang, at the Plateau State Government House Jos, where they extensively discussed the security situation in the state, analyzing its complexities and exploring strategic solutions.

The IGP proceeded to convene a gathering with the Plateau Stakeholders Forum at the Police Officers Mess in Jos, during which they deliberated on ways to address the prevailing security challenges and foster sustainable peace and stability in the region.

“Similarly, the IGP proceeded to Mangu Local Government Area of the state, the epicenter of the immediate security challenge, where he actively engaged with the local community and police operatives on the ground to corroborate intelligence received on the situation. The interaction provided a platform for open dialogue and enabled the IGP to assess the state of affairs, gather valuable insights, and reinforced the commitment of the Police to addressing the security challenges faced by the people of Mangu and restoring peace and order in the area.” CSP Adejobi said.

Mr. Egbetokun emphasized the need for improved preventive deployments, effective intelligence gathering, and community engagements to proactively address the security concerns in Mangu while reaffirming the commitment of the NPF to protect lives and property, and restore peace and harmony in the area.

He also reiterated the NPF’s resoluteness in its determination to deploy necessary resources, strengthen preventive measures, and implement proactive strategies to address the security concerns in Plateau State and other regions across the country.

The acting IGP however charged the good people of Plateau state to refrain from attaching religious or ethnic colorations to the criminals perpetrating heinous killings and crimes in the state as a criminal remains one irrespective of his religion or ethnicity, and such colorations could cause more harm to our peaceful coexistence and national unity.

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During the critical duty tour by convoy patrol to Plateau State, the IGP made a stopover at the Akwanga Area Command and Divisional Headquarters, a place that holds special significance as it was the initial posting of the IGP when he was commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) into the Nigeria Police Force several years ago.

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