May 15, 2021

EndSARS: Securities on “massive hunt” for “looters” in Jos

Plateau Officials hold Security meeting after curfew

Officials in Plateau State say they will fortify all check-points in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas to give “effect” to the current curfew in the city.

The move, Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Atu said will “restore peace to determine the next line of action.”

At a Security Council meeting in Jos on Monday, the government mandated Securities to go on “massive manhunt” and arrest of “looters” of public and private properties in the wake of the recent EndSARS protests.

They are also to ensure “looted” items are recovered and culprits are prosecuted.

According to Prof. Atu, Prof. Atu, seven courts have been designated for the prosecution of 307 suspects so far arrested at various locations where looting took place.

As at 26th October 2020, some of the “looted and vandalized” properties, according to the SGS are SEMA Warehouse (Old Nitel Bukuru), PRUWASSA, PADP (Dogon Dutse Jos), Mineral Museum (Angul D, Bukuru) and ASTC Vom.

Others are Plateau Publishing Company, SUBEB (Dogon Dutse), Government Technical College Bukuru, Ryom Local Government Secretariat, School of Home Economics Vom, Jos foods, and Jos Trade Fair (Polo).

Private Residence of former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Grand Cereals Bukuru, State and Federal Secretariats and Private residences of some individuals, Atu said have also been threatened.