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Plateau Police Recover Arms, Explosives

Plateau State Police command says, it has recovered a cache of arms and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) set to be detonated in the suburb of the state capital.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, who disclosed this in his office while briefing journalists yesterday said the discovery was made following a tip off by concerned members of the public, adding that the police will soon embark on a house-to-house search for arms where attacks and counter attacks have become prevalent.

Olakpe lamented that too many arms have found their ways into the hands of the youths in the state, and that such portends dangers to residents if nothing is done about it. He called on the state and local government administrations to partner with the police by providing vehicles and other logistics support to help fight the growing security challenges in some parts of the state.

He also attributed the current onslaughts in some communities on the outskirts of Jos to the continuous disagreements between farmers and herdsmen on Grazing Areas and Farmland.

Meanwhile, Senator representing Plateau-North in the National Assembly, Gyang Pwajok has expressed concern over the continuous attacks in his constituency, which he said have inflicted psychological trauma on his people.

Pwajok was at the headquarters of the Special Task Force (STF) in Jos, where he said the mood of the victims of their attacks reflects a state of helplessness and gives the impression that the attackers are invisible.

Decrying the increasing number of deaths being recorded in the communities, Pwajok said it is the right of affected communities to enjoy protection. He therefore urged the security agents to do more to bring the heinous crime to an end.

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