IGP orders the sealing of all 17 local government secretariat in Plateau state
Written by Samson Ojeniran on June 15, 2023
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka to immediately seal up all the 17 Local Government Secretariats in Plateau State.
A statement by the state’s police spokesman, Alfred Alabo, on behalf of the CP, Bartholomew Onyeka says the action became necessary as a result of tensions around the leadership of the local government areas and the possible threat that supporters and local government chairmen are posing to critical infrastructure, lives and properties in the State.
In the meantime, Plateau governor, Caleb Mutfwang has appealed to the residents to remain calm over the lawful changes in the local government system in the state.
Mutfwang urged the people to remain calm and resist any form of provocation, as government is taking lawful steps to return the local government system to a sound footing for massive development at the grassroots.
He noted that the task of building a united and secure Plateau is a collective one.
The Governor reassure residents that security of lives and property remains the topmost priority of his administration as it is the foundation that gives birth to all forms of growth and development.
Recall that local government chairmen across the 17 Council areas of Plateau were suspended by the outgone 9th House of Assembly In the state following their inability to submit their financial reports since assumption of office which saw the appointment of caretaker committee chairmen by the current administration.