Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau State, told the police that he does not want to hear about “unknown gunmen” again.
There is a high level of insecurity in the country, and most crimes have been attributed to “unknown gunmen.”.
Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), visited Plateau on Monday. He assured citizens of improved surveillance and the security of lives and properties.
During the inauguration of 50 patrol vehicles and 200 motorcycles procured by the governor to improve security in his state, the IGP gave that assurance.
He believes that the huge investment into the procurement of the vehicles and motorcycles would not be in vain.
The gesture by Your Excellency challenges us, and I can confidently assure You that we will not fail you. We recognize that to whom much is given, much more must be expected,” he said.
According to him, more police personnel will soon be recruited to strengthen the police force’s manpower, and the training of personnel will also be given serious consideration.
Governor Lalong said the gesture was aimed at boosting the capacity of security agencies in the state, especially in combating criminal activities and resurging attacks against innocent citizens.
According to him, while we have been engaged in working to restore stability, the crisis merchants have not slept, as their sources of income have been restricted due to our actions. As a result, they are restless and are trying various methods to disrupt the peace.”
Even as he commended the security agencies for doing their best to stop such attacks and other criminal activities, he expressed deep concern regarding the inability to prevent isolated killings or arrest perpetrators in some cases.
On Monday, the Plateau Peace Building Agency (PPBA) said that working closely in a systematic manner with conflict parties and ordinary community members would produce the kind of outcomes it sought.
Director-General of the Plateau Peace Building Agency, Mr. Joseph Lengman, disclosed this in his welcome remarks at Plateau Peace Architecture Forum, organized by Plateau State Peace Building Agency at the state and local government levels.