PLSG builds watch tower to ensure security
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
In its effort to strengthen security architecture in Plateau State, the state government has embarked construction of Security Watch Tower with a view to ensuring pre-empting of conflicts in the vicinity.
Inspecting the on-going project at Dutse Uku in Jos North Local Government Area, recently, Governor Simon Lalong of the state, said the initiative would help in addressing issues before they escalate and ensure that criminals are not allowed to cause strife among the people.
He expressed joy that: “Today, there is more understanding among the people, where everyone recognises the importance of peace, reconciliation and harmony and we have to work together to promote good neigbourliness, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.”
Governor Lalong assured that his administration would continue to encourage every effort that wouldl ensure that the ugly crises of the past remain a thing of the past.
While warning all trouble makers to stay away from the state because government will not hesitate to deal decisively with anyone found causing disharmony or beating the drums of war, Lalong emphasised that: “We have done a lot to ensure that people live in peace and nobody will be allowed to change that.”
The governor then climbed up to the tower where he saw almost all parts of the city of Jos, saying that: “this should tell those who are criminally minded that I will be watching you and send the security agencies to track you down and get you arrested.”
He thanked the people for supporting his administration and remaining law abiding, assuring that the administration will set up more of such watch towers and posts in key flashpoints once the pilot scheme is completed in Dutse Uku Area.
On his part, the Adagwom Izere of Jos, Ada Emmanuel Azik, appreciated Lalong’s fulfillment of his campaign promises by building infrastructure and also pursuing the path of peace and progress of the state.