Plateau State Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature said one of the cardinal objectives of the present administration is to ensure that peace and security is returned to areas suffering from insistent attacks. Bature who was speaking in his office at Government House in Rayfield said the present administration in the state under the leadership of Governor Simon Lalong has identified peace and security as key in meeting the expectations and yeaning of the people, he added that curfew has to be imposed in Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas because the attack is becoming worrisome and the tension was growing high. The curfew was later relaxed because of the positive report government received from security agencies seated with the responsibility of containing the situation. Bature said government in collaboration with the state commissioner of police has deployed over 100 policemen to the 2 local government areas.
Commenting on the resurfacing of the operation of commercial motor cycle popularly noon as Okada in the state capital, the SSG disclosed that government has called their officials to order and they are looking into the situation, Bature urge citizens of the state to be their brother’s keeper, patience, and tolerance of one another.