As a result of the increasing wave of insecurity in Plateau State, the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven(OPSH) on Monday warned residents against taking laws into their hands in the guise of self-defense.
The Media Officer of the Task Force, Major Ishaku Takwa, gave the warning in a statement issued in Jos.
According to Takwa, the incessant call on the residents in the State to defend themselves in the eventuality of an attack would escalate the security challenges experiencing in the State.
‘’We have noted several reports in the media by some highly placed individual calling on law-abiding citizens of Plateau to resort to defending themselves in the face of security challenges in the State.
‘’We wish to assure the good people of the State that OPSH is committed to protecting lives and property of all.’’
‘’We have improved on our responses to distress calls and several attacks were prevented from happening lately.
‘’We, therefore, urged law-abiding citizens of this State not to take laws into their hands He also counseled the people to shun violence, hatred, and be tolerant to one another for peace to reign but to continue to provide us with information to enable us to protect the communities from attacks’’, he said.
The Media Officer also admonished citizens in the State to continue with their support for the security agencies to restore lasting peace and security in the State. He also counseled the people to shun violence, hatred and be tolerant to one another for peace to reign in the community.