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Governor to IGP; I have told Policemen, I don’t want to hear unknown gunmen again

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has assured the citizens residing in Plateau of improved surveillance, the Governor also charged the Police to be up and doing in the fight against insecurity, adding that he does not want to hear the term unknown gunmen ever again.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that Simon said this when the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba visited Plateau on Monday June 21 to inaugurate 50 patrol vehicles and 200 motorcycles procured by the state Government to improve security.

According to Lalong, people who come into communities and kill innocent people in their sleep or when they are going about their legitimate businesses cannot be said to be spirits and must not be allowed to go free.

He said, “It’s with tremendous joy that I welcome the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Baba, Senior Heads of Military and Para-military organisations and distinguished guests to the commissioning of security patrol vehicles and special security motorcycles purchased by the State Government. This is a very significant event because Peace and Security have remained the key priority of the Rescue Administration. Our belief is that security is the baseline for attaining development in any society.”

“However, we have also realized that while we consolidate on the peace, the crisis merchants are not sleeping as their source of business has been obstructed due to the actions we have put in place to restore stability. Therefore, they are restless and trying various methods to breach the peace. As I commend the security agencies for doing their best to tackle the cases of such attacks and other criminal activities, I have also expressed deep concern over the inability to prevent such killings or arrest the perpetrators in some cases. I have since told the Police and other security agencies that I do not want to hear unknown gunmen again in Plateau State.”


“People who come into communities and kill innocent people in their sleep or when they are going about their legitimate businesses cannot be said to be spirits and must not be allowed to go free. All we need is intelligence gathering, quick intervention and continuous surveillance. Security agencies must be assisted with the information to hunt down these merchants of evil and bring them to justice, “he said.

In his remarks, IGP Usman Alkali expressed his gratitude to the Governor and the people of the state for welcoming him, according to him, the procurement of the vehicles and motorcycles would assist the Police in doing their job.

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  1. The Government of Plateau state efforts is commendable to some extent but more is required from the Government in addition to mobility, for example cctv cameras, moral boosting (welfare), communication equipment, intelligent boosting mechanisms and many more that Federal Government are suppose provide which State Government can also compliment.

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