Operation Safe Haven harps on peaceful co-existence


COMMANDER of the Special Task Force deployed to restore law and order in Plateau code named  Operation Safe Haven, Major-General Rogers Nicholas,  had called on indigenes of the state to continue to live peacefully with one another.

General Rogers who stated this at the weekend while addressing newsmen at the headquarters of OPSH in Jos charged the people of Plateau State to consolidate on the prevailing peace and take the advantage of the return of peace to engage in meaningful venture that would further promote peace in the state.

He said, “We are here to make sure there is peace and nothing short of it.

“We have been going from one community to the other in the state to call on citizens to continue to promote peaceful co existence among them, we have been talking with herdsmen and farmers and also natives of the state.

“I have established a monthly media briefing to keep Plateau indigenes  abreast of issues regarding peace and security in the state under my command.”

He also said that Governor Simon  Lalong of Plateau State has said he would grant amnesty to gun runners and fabricators of light and sophisticated weapons as part of efforts to mop up the circulation of dangerous weapons in Plateau State “.

He called  on those in possession of weapons to hand them over to men of the Operation Safe Haven adding that ban on restriction of  movement of tricycle popularly referred to as Keke Napep from 9pm to 6am  in the state was still on.

He also disclosed that, that command had  placed a total ban on the use of fire crackers popularly called knockouts and fireworks during Christmas celebrations adding that  Park owners should also step up security around their motor parks and also search passengers boarding vehicles from their respective parks.

He also charged citizens of the state to remain at alert and look out for strange faces among them saying the call became necessary to avoid the fleeing members of Boko Harm from settling among them.