Plateau State Government To Re-enforce Ban On Motorcycle Operations As Well As Tackle The Security Challenges In The State
Plateau State Govt resolved to Train and Engage 3,000 Vigilante Personnel to Complement Security Agencie’s Efforts in Curtailing the Insecurity in the state
The Plateau State Government has planned to train, equip and engage 3,000 Vigilante Personnel who will be deployed across the 17 Local Government Areas of the State to complement the efforts of the security agencies in tackling the insecurity in the state
Prof. Danladi Atu Secretary to the Government of the State, said the decision became necessary as a result of inadequate security personnel to tackle the insecurity of the State.
In his words he said “security is everyone’s business and should not be seen as the exclusive responsibility of government.”
He added that these personnels will ensure -Intelligence gathering
– rapid emergence response to security issues and
-Ensure the security of lives and property of the citizens in the State.
Prof. Atu revealed this at a metting with the Executives and Members of the Plateau Bloggers and Online Media Association at the Old Government House Rayfield Jos, Plateau State.
He also briefed them on the government’s plan to ensure full enforcement of the earlier ban on motorcycle operation within Jos and Bukuru Metropolis as well as place a ban on their operations in other Local Government Areas in the State beyond 8pm.
He said “strategic security base will be established across the State to enforce compliance with the ban as well as ensure quick response strategy.”
He said Bloggers are now an Institution and so the need to partner and collaborate with them to achieve greater peace in the State.
He admonished them to be peace builders even as they work together as partners in progress.
Prof. Atu urged the public to be more security conscious and monitor strange persons in their domains.
The Director General of the Plateau Peace Building Agency (PPBA), Mr. Joseph Lengmang urged the Online Media Practitioners to be peace promoters and
He commented on the step being taken by the group towards peace building, promoting harmonious living and enhancing growth and development.
The Online Media Practitioners called on the government to demonstrate the political will and come up with quality measures and policies that will enhance a peaceful, safer and secured State.
They pleaded with the state government to equip local vigilante group and neighbourhood watch who are conversant with the environment and can assist in preventing attacks
They also urged the Governor to convene a Stakeholders’ meeting where decisions that will enhance peace and security of the State will be reached and implemented.
The Online Media Practitioners called on government to give greater attention towards developing the Operation Rainbow and fund the Plateau Peace Building Agency for better deliverance