President Muhammadu Buhari Visits Jos – Yesterday June 27, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the country’s security Chiefs to remain vigilant and as well take the protection of lives and propeprties of the citizens as pertinent.
NPBS accounts that the president gave the order in Jos, plateau at a conversation period with stakeholders after the recent massacre in some communities in the state.
“I have contested elected elections to protect lives and properties and that I will do.”
“I will continue to pressurize members of the law enforcement agencies directly under me by the constitution as the commander-in-chief. About eight days ago, we had five hours security meeting with the service chiefs and Inspector General of Police (I.G.P).”
It would be recalled that scores of the people were killed in several communities across four local government areas of the state. Vice President Yemi Osibanjo was in the state on Monday where he assessed the situation and also interacted with stakeholders. Gov Simon Lalong thanked the president for coming personally after the visit of the Vice President where far reaching decisions were reached after exhaustive discussions, attended by key stakeholders.
Lalong outlined steps taken by the government to descalate the crisis with support from the federal government. He also thanked the president for considering appeals for the establishment of Police Mobile Unit at Gashish, a flash point, and for the plans to compensate victims of the crises. He, however, appealed to him to ensure those found to be behind the crises face the full wrath of the law.
“Mr president those who have been arrested and found guilty should be punished.”
Lalong said that all the parties involved in the killings were guilty as there was no justification for their actions. The governor condemed acts of annexation of ancestral lands saying that his administration would not allow anybody to take another persons land. He also condemned cattle rustling and other vices that negate peace building. The president was accompanied on the visit by the governors of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, and Niger, Sani Bello.
Others, were the ministers of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau and Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed. Also with President was the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
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