Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, the governor of Plateau State, has reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to strengthening cooperation between the Nigerian Army, the Plateau State Government, and community leaders in order to bring about long-lasting peace in the state’s difficult areas.
This was said by Governor Mutfwang in Jos during his meeting with Lieutenant General Taoheed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, in response to recent security issues in some areas of the Mangu Local Government Area.
He pledged to support security forces indefinitely, reaffirming the administration’s commitment to raising their spirits and giving them the tools they need to carry out their constitutionally mandated duties of upholding law and order and fostering reconciliation.
Governor Mutfwang expressed faith in Lieutenant General Taoheed Lagbaja’s ability to lead the country in addressing issues of insecurity and criminal activity. He reaffirmed that security is more than just having people there and emphasised the value of cooperation between different parties.
In a statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, disclosed that The Governor stated, “Restoring peace in areas affected by violence requires collaboration between the Army, the Government, and other security agencies. It cannot be left to the men in boots alone; we must work in tandem. Boosting the troops’ morale is one of the necessary actions we take from time to time.”
Governor Mutfwang urged continued communication between religious leaders, community leaders, and other important players in rural communities, denouncing the most recent security breach as unnecessary.
Lieutenant General Taoheed Lagbaja conveyed his sincere sympathies to the families of those impacted, the injured parties, the government, and the people of Plateau State for this regrettable tragedy.
For the sake of harmony and peace, he guaranteed that the security forces sent to the state would carry out their constitutional duties in an unbiased manner. He said that Army Headquarters was prepared to deal with deployment shortfalls.
“The Army Headquarters has mobilized special forces from across the country to Plateau overnight, and I am here to give marching orders to the troops. Their mission on the Plateau is a serious one,” stated Lieutenant General Taoheed Lagbaja.
Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang was complimented by the Chief of Army Staff for taking aggressive steps to handle the crisis, and he was thanked for his support of the military. He promised to collaborate amicably with all parties involved to establish long-term peace in the state.