Governor Simon Bako Lalong has urged security heads to collaborate with community heads in plateau State to ensure the safety citizens .
This he said through a release made available to newsmen by his Director of press and public affairs Makut Simon Macham in Jos.
Worried by the recent incidences of security breaches in the State which has lead to loss of lives and property, governor Lalong has met with heads of security agencies where he directed an onslaught against criminals.
Lalong urged security agencies to collaborate with community leaders and other members of the local communities to facilitate investigations into the security challenges in their respective areas.
The Governor commended the quick response of security agencies but still encourages them to interface with the local population, particularly traditional leaders, community leaders in trying to collaborate to ensure citizens are well secured.
“Government is calling on all community leaders, citizens of Plateau, traditional rulers to cooperate with security agencies and other non-formal security actors to safeguard the environment, by availing intelligence reports to help in addressing the security challenges we are facing.”
He said resolutions reached at the end of the meeting where government will ensure that investigations into the security challenges is concluded and the culprits be brought to book.
The Governor stressed that where there are Farmers/Herders skirmishes, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will be deployed to such areas.
Lalong appealed to social media bloggers to report with caution and establish the authenticity of their reports, while assuring the people of the state of the State Government’s commitment to protect lives and property.
He said arrests had already been made over the killing of a Tradition Ruler in Ratsat village of Foron District, Barkin Ladi LGA, the Killing of a DSS operative in Shendam as well as the killing of 5 people in Vwang district Jos South Local Government, saying the perpetrators would be brought to book.