The Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Task Force on security in Plateau State, Major General Rogers Nicholas, has said his men have arrested over 300 persons for drug related offences and 65 others for other crimes in the past six weeks. He made this known yesterday while speaking in his address at a consultative dialogue conference on youth, security and governance in the state organised by Centre for Youth Participation Dialogue and Advocacy Africa (CYPDA) a non governmental organisation in Jos.
Rogers also said the operators of tricycle constitute the bulk of the criminals in the state as restriction on their movement at night has drastically reduced the crime rate in the state. He also said OPSH has also held several stakeholders’ meetings with communities in crisis prone areas and they are willing to live peacefully with each other.
“The issue of clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Plateau is now in the past.” Rogers appealed to citizens of Plateau to continue to tolerate each other to consolidate on the peace currently been enjoyed in Plateau. Also speaking, the Director of CYPDA, Chris Iyama, said the purpose of the meeting was to draw government’s attention to issues affecting youths and to promote peace among them in the state.