The Plateau state Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, on Sunday, reiterated the commitment of his administration to maintain peace in the state
The governor also denied the claim that his government was recruiting militia groups to fight terrorists who had attacked several communities and killed residents in the state.
In a statement issued on Sunday by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, it said, “Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has in very strong terms condemned a misleading statement concocted by mischief makers, alleging that his administration is clandestinely recruiting and training militias disguised as Counter Terrorism Operatives.
“The governor attributes this baseless claim to some individuals, who are crisis Merchants that do not want peace to return to the state, emphasizing its deliberate intent to mislead citizens and instigate confusion.
“Governor Mutfwang vehemently refuted these unfounded allegations, pointing out that his administration is committed to reinforcing the established state security outfit, “Operation Rainbow.” This initiative, he said is being conducted in collaboration with Federal security agencies and is aimed at enhancing the protection of rural communities across Plateau State.
“Governor Mutfwang clarified that the selection of competent and trustworthy youths from the 17 local government areas for training is solely focused on providing early warning signals for prompt interventions by conventional security agencies. He stressed that the ongoing training, initially prioritizing areas facing significant security challenges, will extend to other council areas without delay.
“Dismissing insinuations from faceless authors of the statement, Governor Mutfwang reassured Plateau citizens of his unwavering dedication to fostering a united and inclusive Plateau. Emphasizing the administration’s commitment to upholding constitutional principles of safeguarding lives and property, he said he remains resolute in the pursuit of unity within the state and undeterred by falsehoods.
“Governor Mutfwang called on peace-loving citizens to maintain calmness and extend support to the government’s initiatives. Encouraging a harmonious working environment for individuals regardless of their ethnic or religious background, he emphasized the collective responsibility to promote lawful businesses and ensure the well-being of all”
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