Interior minister directs police, NSCDC to curtail Plateau violence

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– Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior, commiserates with the government and people of Plateau over the highly recent violence in the areas

– Dambazau urges the people of Plateau to refrain from reprisal attacks, as the perpetrators of the dastardly acts would not go unpunished

– 14 people reportedly killed in fresh Plateau attack

The minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has directed the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to urgently map out strategies to curtail the resurgence of violent crisis in Plateau.

Dambazau, who condemned the resurgence of violent crisis in Plateau, gave the directive in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Ehisienmen Osaigbovo, on Tuesday, October in Abuja, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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The minister also urged the security agencies to map out strategies to quell the situation and maintain adequate security visibility in the rural communities to re-assure residents of their safety, and deter criminally minded persons.

The unquantifiable efforts of the Plateau state government and security agencies at finding lasting solution to the worrisome crisis in the state,” the minister noted.

He said there was need for security operatives to redouble their intelligence gathering mechanism by working closely with their host communities to ensure steady flow of actionable intelligence needed to nip such crisis in the bud.

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Dambazau commiserates with the government and people of Plateau over the highly reprehensible incident.

He assured the people of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration determination to put an end to violent crisis in Plateau and other parts of the country.

The minister, therefore, urged the people of Plateau to refrain from reprisal attacks, as the perpetrators of the dastardly acts would not go unpunished.

NAIJ.com had reported that a fresh attack in the Rukuba area of Plateau state is said to have resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

Channels TV stated that the said attack which occurred on Thursday night, September 27, claimed the lives of one child, five men and eight women.

Residents alleged that security officials failed to respond when the killings was happening, until Friday morning, September 28.

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