Jos: STF, Police happy over hitch-free Sallah celebration
October 27, 2012 12:51
Jos, Oct. 27, 2012 (NAN) The Special Task Force (STF) in Plateau and the Police Command on Saturday expressed happiness over the hitch- free celebration of Eid-el-Kabir in the state.
The two security agencies in separate statements in Jos thanked the people of the state for the peaceful celebrations.
Maj. Gen. Henry Ayoola, STF Commander, said the feat was made possible through the joint effort of various religious groups and the security operatives.
The media officer of STF, Capt. Mustapha Salisu, in a statement quoted Ayoola as saying that `youths of various religious and cultural associations are commended for adhering to the voice of the elders by giving peace a chance in the state.
``This is a season for appraisal, self-reflection and thanks giving to Almighty Allah for His faithfulness despite our imperfections as humans.
Similarly, Mr Emmanuel Ayeni, The Commissioner of Police, called on the residents of Plateau to imbibe the good spirit of living peacefully and harmoniously with one another.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, Mr Abuh Emmanuel, in a statement credited Ayeni as saying: ``We should all sustain this tempo even after Sallah to ensure total restoration of peace to Plateau.
``The police are committed to ensuring peace, unity and security of lives and property in the state through provision of adequate security and constructive dialogue with all stakeholders. ``
He called on the people to continue to be law-abiding and not to hesitate in reporting any suspicious act capable of thwarting the relative peace now being enjoyed in the state. (NAN)