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'Plateau safe haven for Nigerians'

16 May 2013, 09:31

Jos - The Plateau Government on Wednesday said that the state was now very peaceful and a safe haven for people displaced by crises.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Abraham Yiljap, who made the pronouncement at a news conference after the state security council meeting in Jos, added that peace has finally returned to Plateau.

"We are shocked to learn that some people expected Plateau to be included among states that President Goodluck Jonathan declared state of emergency on Tuesday.

"Plateau has had its own share of the pains and agony of violence in the past and is enjoying God given peace and harmony among its residents.

"From the security report we just received, peace has greatly improved and crime rate reduced drastically," he said.

Yiljap said the state government was appreciative of the efforts of the security agencies in attaining the level of peace in the state.

He attributed the peace being enjoyed to the intervention of the Almighty God, whom he said, had seen the pains and heard the cries of the people and came to their rescue.

The image maker sympathised and condoled with the security agencies that lost some of their officers and men at  various parts of the nation while in peace keeping assignments.

"Plateau Government hereby condemns the act of violence meted out on security agencies at Alakyo village in Nasarawa and wish to condole the families of those affected," he said.

The Commissioner, however, called for more alertness from the people by not taking anything for granted.

"There are some political actors and miscreants who may want take advantage of the peace in the state to cause havoc."



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