By: Valentine Adese (JP),
Plateau State Government has commended citizens of the state for remaining calm in the face of provocations yesterday that would have led to the lose of lives and property, if not mitigated by them.
This commendation was contained in a press statement signed by the Plateau State Government Commissioner of Information and communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati, made available to REALITY.
The Government in the press statement, applauded the citizens, for the courage to resist unprovoked actions that would have threaten the hard earned peace the state is currently enjoying.
The Government through the office of Mr. Dati said, “The quick intervention of security agencies to the threat at Dutse Uku was as a result, of the synergy between security agencies and the state government”.
The state Commissioner of Information and Communication, Mr. Dati in the statement, also express satisfaction with the proactive measure of security agencies and ask citizens to avail them the necessary information to make the state safer.
Dati stated that, “Everywhere is calm with people going about their normal businesses and security personnel are full alert”, while advising operators of social media, “not to ignite crisis by reporting falsehood about the security situation in the state”.
He however, encouraged citizens in the state, not rest on their oars by ensuring that, “Anyone involved or associated with the threat is brought to book”.
The Commissioner encouraged communities to form joint vigilante groups to minimize criminality in their areas.
Dati said the state and its people have risen above primordial sentiments as reflected in the peace that prevailed before, during and after the elections in Plateau State.
The Commissioner expressed confidence that citizens will put merchants of conflict to shame by resisting the lure to crises in whatever form.
Adding that, “Governor Lalong has laid the framework for sustainable peace through the State’s Peace Architecture that has rebranded the State, as a destination of choice for Nigerians and foreigners alike”.