Boko Haram: Security Taskforce in Plateau Places Citizens on Red Alert


By Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

 Major General Rogers Nicholas, Commander of Security Taskforce in Plateau State, has charged the citizens to remain on the alert and watch out for strange faces among them, noting that the call became necessary to avoid fleeing members of Boko Haram that still pose some sort of security risks, from settling down among them.

The General stated this in his maiden media briefing on current security developments in the state.

He said, “I have established a monthly media briefing to keep Plateau citizens abreast of issues regarding peace and security in the state under my command.

“I want to use the opportunity to let Plateau citizens know that they need to be on the alert and be very vigilant of their environment because there are feelers that members of Boko Haram who have been displaced from the North-East might make Plateau state their safe haven.

“With such information, residents need to be very vigilant at all times and report to security agencies as soon as they notice strange fellow amongst and around them. There is also need for residents to tighten their cooperation with security agencies and learn to report promptly.”

General Nicholas also observed that crime in Jos city was on the increase, adding: “We have arrested over 120 suspects in the last few weeks and we have handed them over to the police for full investigation.”