The most important role of the government is protecting its citizens from all security threats. This means creating a strong system for the defense of both the political class and the everyday citizen.
Plateau State in recent times has witnessed an unprecedented level of insecurity ranging from Kidnapping, cultism, robbery, looting and other acts of criminality.
However, Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has in his “Three Points Policy” clearly made Peace, Security and Good Governance as the foremost point. Furthermore, in singling out the Governors first 3 strategies for his second stead as Governor of plateau state, the Government stated that it hopes to accomplish the following:
Consolidate on the gains of security and peace building, by focusing on sustainable peaceful co-existence, equitable development; inclusive governance process that takes into consideration the needs of the most marginalized, including women, young people, minorities and people with disabilities as well as protecting human rights through appropriate Institutional and Legal framework. These strategies are designed to continuously build confidence and uplift the quality of life of the Plateau citizenry, which represent representing a dynamic force in the national arena.
Pursue the upscaling of the efforts of the Plateau Peace Building Agency to enable the implementation of the Strategic Road Map for Peace and the Community Security Architecture Dialogue (CSAD) as prerequisite for breaking the cycle of violence; enhancing resilience; promoting social cohesion, reconciliation and healing through forgiveness.
Sustain and enhance necessary support to the security agencies and boosting the Operation Rainbow early warning/crises detection mechanisms.
With the lingering security challenges and the inability of the security apparatus in Plateau state to guarantee the safety and security of all its citizens, the question that borders everyone in Plateau state today is “can there be security?” Is the security of lives and properties achievable?