In a bid to address escalating tensions surrounding the leadership of Local Government Areas (LGAs) and protect critical infrastructure, lives, and properties in Plateau State, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has instructed the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, to seal up all 17 LGA secretariats. This decision stems from the Nigeria Police Force’s constitutional responsibility to maintain peace and order in the state.
Acknowledging the gravity of the situation, the Nigeria Police Force on the Plateau refuses to remain idle while potential threats loom over the smooth functioning of the LGAs. Consequently, the sealing up of the secretariats aims to prevent any disruptions and maintain law and order.
The police command issues a stern warning to individuals who may attempt to impede this process or cause confusion at the local government secretariats, as the full force of the law will be brought upon such individuals.
The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, expresses gratitude to the people of Plateau State for their continued understanding and urges everyone to engage in lawful activities while prioritizing peace on the Plateau.
The police public relations officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, issued this statement on behalf of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, emphasizing the commitment of the police force to maintain security and ensure a peaceful environment for all residents.
As Plateau State navigates this challenging period, it is hoped that the sealing up of the local government secretariats will help alleviate tensions and pave the way for a resolution that upholds the rule of law and promotes harmony among the communities.