Police to commence special operation to tackle Plateau killings – IGP


The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Egbetokun on
Friday ordered the commencement of a Special Operation to tackle the killings
in Plateau State.


He also disclosed that AIG Zone 4, Haladu Musa, has been
directed to temporarily relocate his office to the state to ensure an effective


Recall that on Christmas Eve, over a hundred people were
killed in attacks on Bokkos and Barkin Ladi LGAs of the state.


Egbetokun spoke during his visit to Governor Caleb Mutfwang,
in Jos, on Friday.


He said, “President Bola Tinubu has ordered that the
perpetrators of this heinous act be fished out and ensure they face the wrath
of the law. I commiserate with the people of Plateau and assure you of the full
support of the Police in tackling this menace.


“The President has also directed the Police to work closely
with the military to solve problems in the communities, I implore the people of
Plateau to join in the fight against these criminal acts and not against a
particular tribe or religion.


“Plateau citizens should cooperate with security personnel,
criminals have declared war on citizens so we need to join forces to fight the
war against criminals.


“This war should not be seen as a war against a particular
tribe but against criminals.”


Responding, Mutfwang commended the IGP and his men for their
efforts in tackling insecurity, but called for improved intelligence sharing
among security operatives.


“Nigerians trust you, and expect so much from you to change
the narrative of policing in the country.


“We are happy to receive you and your team, the last couple
of days have been very traumatic.


“In the pursuit of criminals, some overzealous security
agents turn victims into suspects. This could be very traumatising to
communities. If we share intelligence adequately, it will help the situation.


“This is not about ethnic profiling, let’s demonstrate to
Nigerians that this monster could be tamed and don’t just go after the
perpetrators, their sponsors too should be unmasked to bring the problems to a
foreclosure,” the governor said.


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