NOA boss blames Plateau Crisis on criminals

The Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) Dr Mike Omeri has attributed the escalating crisis in Plateau state to citizen’s inability to expose criminals in their midst.
Dr Omeri represented the Plateau state director Mr Bulus Dabit stated this during a public forum on on peace and security forum held at the Hill Station International Conference Hall in Jos the Plateau state capital.
The Director said “criminality in form of cattle rustling, poisoning of grazing grass or water, killing of cattles, attack on farmer’s lands and communities are been carried out by people’s childrens, killing of security personnel as well as accommodating dubious foreigners among others  are the major reasons why crisis is persisting”.
The NOA boss expressed concern over the merchandizing of stolen items especially cows in the country and call on the federal government to immediately identified those market to curb the menaced in the country.
He said the public forum is to enable non actors in Plateau state to remain equipped and committed in playing the role of exposing all criminal elements in their various communities within the state.
Plateau State Governor Bar. Simon Lalong represented by the Director of Research and Planning Prof. John Wade said government is going to have a zero tolerance on criminality and lawlessness which has been obstructing the progress of the state.
The governor appeals to the participants of non actors on peace and security forums to translate the knowledge acquired as they return to their communities
Participants were drawn from all the security agencies, civil society organizations and religious leaders.

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