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Plateau Government Faults Attack On Task Force Officials

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, on Monday, condemned the attack by some criminal elements on the task force officials responsible for enforcing Executive Order 003.

The incident occurred at the Bukuru market in Jos South Local Government Area, where lawless individuals assaulted members of the joint task force and set cars ablaze including houses.

In a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, the governor said the task force was mandated to regulate buildings and vehicular traffic within the Greater Jos master plan.

According to Mutfwang, the market was designated by the government to accommodate lawful business activities with an appeal to street vendors to relocate accordingly.

Highlighting the broader purpose of Executive Order 003, Mutfwang clarified that its intent was to safeguard Jos from deterioration into a slum and a haven for criminal activities.

He reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to collaborating with law-abiding citizens across all divides to foster peace and unity in the state.

Bere statement said, “The governor lamented the reckless behavior of the attackers, who wielded dangerous weapons to inflict harm and loot shops, resulting in the destruction of vehicles owned by innocent traders. Tragically, one of the suspects fatally shot his accomplice during the chaos.

“Governor Mutfwang condemned the incident as entirely avoidable, questioning the motives of those who flouted Executive Order 003 and resorted to violence against law-abiding citizens.

“He called on security agencies to swiftly apprehend all perpetrators and ensure that they face justice without delay. He reiterated the State government’s unwavering resolve to confront troublemakers decisively.

“Governor Mutfwang appealed to religious and community leaders in the affected area, to guide their followers against unlawful conduct and implement measures to thwart criminal elements who may exploit the situation to cause disorder.

“Governor Mutfwang expressed appreciation to all security agencies for their dedication and urged them to intensify efforts to restore calm amidst the current challenges. He sympathised with members of the public whose vehicles and other properties were vandalized as a result of the incident”.

Source:- Punchng

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