Plateau Governor Commends Military’s Swift Intervention In Mangu Crisis

The governor called on the military to put an end to the crisis permanently, writing their names in gold as saviours of the Plateau.



Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has lauded the military’s prompt response to the recent crisis in Mangu Local Government Area and its environs.

The governor expressed his gratitude during a courtesy visit by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) to the Government House in Rayfield, Jos on Wednesday, 19th July 2023.

Governor Mutfwang commended the GOC/Commander OPSH for his dedication to peace and security, evident in the relocation of the OPSH headquarters to Mangu during the unrest. He stated that the state government has witnessed positive developments as the people in the affected area now feel safer and more secure.

The governor extended his appreciation to Major General CG Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, and Major General TA Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, for their commitment to supporting efforts in restoring peace to the troubled region.

He called on them to put an end to the crisis permanently, writing their names in gold as saviours of the Plateau.

Mutfwang emphasized the need to apply kinetic measures when non-kinetic approaches prove ineffective, pledging his administration’s full cooperation with the military against the state’s enemies.

During the visit, Major General AE Abubakar, the GOC/Commander OPSH, stressed the importance of prioritizing national security for the country’s peace, unity, and development. He reaffirmed the military’s commitment to employing both kinetic and non-kinetic measures, supported by the government, to find lasting solutions to the security challenges in the state.

General Abubakar revealed that troops have been reinforced to engage in ongoing operations against the criminal elements causing havoc in the troubled local government areas. Additionally, the deployment of critical combat enablers approved by the Chief of Army Staff aims to facilitate effective operations in challenging terrains.

The GOC/Commander OPSH assured the public of the Nigerian Army’s unwavering commitment to restoring normalcy to all troubled regions in Plateau State.

The visit culminated in the presentation of a memento to Governor Mutfwang by the GOC/Commander OPSH, along with group photographs to commemorate the occasion.