The Special Task Force (STF) in charge of security in Plateau has advised citizens to remain vigilant after the Easter celebration which was generally peaceful.
Capt. Ikedechi Iweha, STF Spokesperson, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos also advised the people not to let down their guard.
Iweha said that Easter celebration had come and gone but there was still need for the people to be security conscious.
“The people must be vigilant and report any suspicious persons, movement or objects to security agencies for prompt action.
“The STF, on its part, will sustain its efforts toward ensuring that all Plateau citizens stay peacefully with one another”, he stated.
Meanwhile, the Plateau Police Command has urged citizens to continue to corporate with security agencies even after the festive period to sustain the existing peace in the state.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Emmanuel Abu, told NAN that the peaceful Easter celebration in the state was due to people’s corporation.
“With the help of God, the Easter was celebrated without any major incident in any part of the state.
“We attribute the peaceful celebration to the people’s resolve which has lessened the work of security agencies.
“We are calling on them to continue with the corporation with us to sustain the peace in the state”, he said.
Abu told NAN that the police had adopted a number of measures prior to the celebration which included intensive patrols, visibility policing and mobilisation of officers and men to be on alert.
He said that the constant raiding of criminal hideouts in the state had reduced crimes and criminality in the state before the Easter period.
According to him, the police will sustain the raids to reduce crime in the state to the barest minimum.