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Buratai seeks review of security in Plateau, others

[File] Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has called for a review of security structure in Plateau State and other troubled parts of the country.

Buratai made the call when the state governor, Simon Lalong, led a delegation to commiserate with the army over the murder of ex-Chief of Administration, Major-General Idris Alkali (rtd).

According to Buratai, the gap between the various security agencies in the country in protecting the civil society is too wide.

He said the silence of community leaders in Plateau over the excesses of the youths’ involvement in the killing was an indication of consent.

He, however, described the incident as unfortunate, coming at a time that the military is helping the state to restore peace.

On November 4, 2018, 19 suspects arrested by troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) were handed over to the Plateau State Police Command.

Meanwhile, the committee set up by the Ministry of Defence to check farmers/herders clash has promised to adopt measures taken by the Katsina State government to end clashes in the country.

Chairman of the committee, Brig-Gen. Umar Ibrahim disclosed this yesterday when he visited the Secretary to Government of Katsina State, Mustapha Inuwa.

Ibrahim said they were in the state to learn from the state government initiative to end the clash in the state.

While applauding Kastina for being one of the states that is low in the nation-wide crises, he said the committee would also visit other states like Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara.

Inuwa expressed the state’s government’s readiness to give the committee the necessary information on measures it adopted to end the clash to ensure peaceful co-existence in the state.

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