By Glory U.C(Eagle Eye News24)
The newly posted Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Police Command, CP Okoro Alawari has read the riot act against criminals and trouble makers to flee the state and corrupt officers of the command with tendency of corruption or any act of unprofessionalism to turn a new leaf as his administration will not condone with it.
Speaking at the Command headquarters in Jos, during his maiden press briefing on Wednesday, the CP said such shameful conduct negates Section 4 of the Police Act and Regulation, 2020 (as amended).
He also advised those he described as disgruntled elements who are trying so hard to turn the State into “Home of Wars and Woes” to relocate or be ready to face the full weight of the law when apprehended.
” I assure criminals that the Plateau State Police workforce under my administration will not rest until it fishes out and deal severely with them in accordance with the laws of the land.
“Upon assumption of duty, I have painstakingly studied the security architecture of the State and outlined the prevalent crimes that are committed on the Plateau. These include kidnapping, Banditry, Armed robbery and Arm Running, theft, farmers/herders clashes, Cattle rustling, attacks on villages, etc which are more prevalent in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Mangu LGAs respectively. I have re-strategized and deployed new operational methods to tackling these Security challenges in the State. As I speak with you, I and my team will be visiting Mangu LGA today to assess the security situation of the area.
“Also, while designing a workable security template for effective Policing of the State, I noticed that there are certain Local Government Areas that need more Police Stations and security presence.
“My management team and l have come up with modalities to help these communities by opening more Police Stations where there are none. Some Police Posts and Out Stations which were previously closed down will also be reopened and due to development and increase in population size of some communities in the State, we will soon upgrade some Out Stations to Police Stations.
Eagle Eye News24 reports that the CP also responded on the sealing of LGC secretariats in the state.Reacting on the commands position regarding the reopening of the Local Government Council Secretariat which has been sealed as a result of court case.
“The political LGC Chairmen are to continue their court cases pending the final determination of their court case.We are not delving into political matters at all while the career civil servants who have no business in this matter are allowed to go and do their work’.
Similarly, CP Alawari,visited the Miskaham of Mwaghavul chiefdom in Mangu LGA,he assured the people of Mangu chiefdom that he will do everything necessary to ensure that all who have been displaced from their ancestral lands return to their homes peacefully.
He also re-emphasized on the need for community members to be more conscious and vigilant in tackling security challenges in their areas.
On his part,the Mishkaham of Mwaghavul chiefdom,HRH Da John Putmang Hirse,expressed his gratitude to the police for doing all within their power with the limited resources at their disposal to ensure that the crisis bedeviling the community is restore back to peace.
The traditional ruler also expressed hope that the CP would be able to use his wealth of experience to usher peace back to the troubled community.