5 January 2013

Nigeria: Jang - Security Agents Should End Insecurity

Jos — The Plateau State Governor Jonah David Jang yesterday said security operatives in the country must wake up to their responsibilities of protecting the lives of citizens if lasting peace is to be attained.

Jang stated this while launching the Special Task Force emergency telephone numbers and distribution of hand bills with emergency numbers of security agencies to the citizens of the state.

While urging the people of the state to live in peace with each other, he decried the Federal Government's position on who has the right to set up judicial commission of inquiry, stating that the state has submitted recommendations on past crises in the state to the Federal Government but was not implemented.

Also speaking, the Special Task Force Commander, Major General Henry Ayoola, stressed that "internal security operations cannot be effectively conducted by security agencies without the cooperation and support of the public."

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