The state police command has issued a warning to miscreants aiming to disrupt the event just 72 hours before the inauguration of a new administration in Plateau State, telling them to stay away or face the full repercussions of their conduct.
The Command added that precautions had been taken to prevent any of the aforementioned breaches of peace.
DSP Alfred Alabo, the Command’s public relations officer based in Jos, the state capital, revealed this.
Alabo stated, “In view of the forthcoming 29th May, 2023, gubernatorial handing over ceremony in the State, the Plateau State Police Command has issued stern warning to miscreants who planned to disrupt the handing over process to abort their evil intentions and stay away from the handing over venue or be ready to face the consequences when arrested.”
According to him, “The Command has put in place necessary security measures to secure the venue of the event and other sections of the State as part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free handover ceremony.
“The Plateau State Command Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Onyeka, also cautions people who have no business or part to play at the event to avoid the ceremony’s location.
The Command further exhorts locals, parents, guardians, religious and traditional leaders to counsel their children, subjects, and congregants to uphold the law and refrain from participating in any plans that would be detrimental to the process.
It urged the populace to alert the police or other appropriate local security organizations of any suspicious people or movements so that timely action could be taken.