Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General Of Police, has directed the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Bartholomew N. Onyeka, to seal up all the 17 Local Government Secretariats of the State.
In a statement released by DSP Alfred Alabo, the spokesperson of the state police command, says this has become 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.
The decision to take this action is in accordance with the exercise of our constitutional responsibility as the Nigeria Police Force, to ensure that the above doesn’t hold sway on the Plateau.
The statement read, ‘’To this end, the Nigeria Police Force on the Plateau cannot sit down and watch things go wrong under our watch, hence the need to make this critical decision of sealing up the Local Government secretariats. The command therefore warns that it will not take it lightly with anyone who tries to disrupt this process or causes any confusion around the Local Government Secretariats, as we will ensure that the law takes it’s full course on such persons.”