Police Launch Eminent Persons Forum On Security In Plateau

Police, Plateau, Eminent Persons Forum
Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has adopted the monthly interface that will address security challenges among prominent citizens and stakeholders as a means to achieving mediation and lasting peace in the state.

Inaugurating the forum, Plateau State Police Commissioner, Adekunle Oladunjoye, said the initiative is to involve multifaceted strata of the society, especially the respected and experienced leaders as part of the community policing strategies which is aimed at cross –fertilisation of ideas and advancing safer and secured society.

The Eminent Persons and Stakeholders’ Forum is established as a practical step in discussing security issues that will involve the people with the aim of enshrining community policing for effective security in the society.

The forum, comprising of traditional rulers, religious and community leaders, retired public servants, leaders of market women associations including youth leaders as well as transporter’s union leaders are to be meeting on monthly basis with resolutions passed to Police High Command for deliberations.

The inauguration witnessed comments from members of the forum, such as a traditional ruler, Yakubu Chaimang, the Director General of Plateau Peace Building Agency, Joe Lengmangs and a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mohamme Ali Jos.

They all gave various suggestions on the importance of such gathering towards having a secured society.

The regular meeting of the forum will assist in discussing security issues and challenges in the society as well as mediation and social control during security upheavals by sharing confidential information with the people and proffering solutions to the challenges with a view of having a secured society.

Police Offer 10 Million Naira For Information On Slain Plateau Monarch

Police, Plateau MonarchThe Plateau State Police Command has announced a ten-million-naira reward for anyone that can provide useful information leading to the arrest of perpetrators of the gruesome murder of a Plateau monarch, the chief of Bokkos, Saf Ron Kulere and three others.

Police Commissioner, Adekunle Oladunjoye, made the announcement at the police headquarters in Jos during the working visit of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 4, Mr Agboola Oshodi.

The Police Commissioner said that investigation was still ongoing in the murder of the monarch and the reward placed on the suspected killers was an evidence of the commitment of the Police and the state government in finding the perpetrators of the crime.

The first class traditional ruler was gruesomely murdered by unknown gunmen on Monday, July 18, 2016 alongside three others while others sustained injuries from the attack.

He was attacked in his village, Sha, while coming back from the farm along Bokkos-Barkin Ladi Road on Monday evening in company of his son, the police orderly and the driver.

There had been protests by angry youths of Bokkos  aggrieved by the murder of their ruler.

The aggrieved youths took to the streets blocking the highway between Bokkos and Barkin Ladi to express their grievances on the killings.

The Police immediately launched an investigation into the killing.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, said that a special investigative team from the Force Headquarters had taken over the case.

He disclosed that a helicopter had also been released for aerial surveillance of the community.

Police Investigate Plateau Monarch’s Murder

Police, Plateau, Kulere Lazarus AgaiThe Nigeria Police has launched an investigation into the killing of a first class traditional ruler in Plateau State, Saf Ron Kulere Lazarus Agai.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Joshak Habila, said this on Friday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

DIG Habila said that a special investigative team from the Force Headquarters has taken over the case.

He disclosed that a helicopter has also been released for aerial surveillance of the community.

The investigation is coming after the Plateau State Security Council had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Bokkos Local Government Area following the protest that trailed the brutal murder of the monarch and some of his aides.

Rising from an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the unfortunate incident, Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, advised the public and residents of the affected areas to comply with the imposition of the restriction order and cooperate with security personnel deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

Plateau Imposes 24 Hour Curfew On Bokkos

Plateau-Simon Lalong
Governor of Plateau State, Mr Simon Lalong

The Plateau State Security Council has imposed a 24 hour curfew on Bokkos Local Government Area following the protest that followed the brutal murder of the paramount ruler of Bokkos and some of his aides.

Rising from an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the unfortunate incident, Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, in a statement advised the general public and residents of the affected areas to comply with the imposition of the restriction order and cooperate with security personnel deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

Angry youths of Bokkos had on Thursday protested the murder of the paramount ruler of Bokkos, Saf Ron-Kulere, Lazarus Agai and three others on Monday evening.

The aggrieved youths took to the streets protesting and blocking the highway between Bokkos and Barkin Ladi to express their grievances on the killings.

The Plateau State Police Commissioner, Olakunle Oladunjoye, explained that contrary to insinuations that that the traditional ruler was shot, he died as a result of the vehicle losing control after the driver of his vehicle was shot.

Promoted Police Officers Urged To Be More Efficient

PoliceNewly promoted officers in the Nigeria Police Force have been asked to be more dedicated and double their efforts in the discharge of their duties.

The Plateau State Police Commissioner, Adekunle Oladunjoye, gave the charge at the decoration ceremony of promoted officers in the state’s Police Command in Jos.

While addressing the newly promoted officers, Mr Oladunjoye commended the activities of the Police officers towards combating crime which he said had yielded positive results.

He attributed part of these successes to the collaboration with other security agents which has culminated in the apprehension of some criminals and relative peace enjoyed in the state.

Some of the promoted officers, DSP Aminu Daura and ATO Etim Okon, thanked the Police authorities and pledged to be more dedicated in the discharge of their duties.

The event, which took place at the Police Officers Mess in Jos, the Plateau State capital witnessed a large turnout of friends and family of the Police officers who came to witness the decoration ceremony.

Fourteen officers were promoted from the rank of Assistant Superintendent to Deputy Superintendent; 35 Inspectors were also elevated to the rank of Assistant Superintendent while 19 Senior Traffic Officers were promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Traffic.