The Agwom Izere of Izere Nation, Rev. Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili has admonished stakeholders in Jos-East Local Government Area of Plateau State to embrace unity of purpose and harmonious relationship to checkmate activities of hoodlums terrorizing people in the locality.
The Monarch was speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting which held at the MDGs Hall, Angware, the headquarters of Jos East local government area.
In a statement by the Jos East local government council Information Officer, Mr. Yusufu Magit, the Monarch pointed out that it became expedient for him to gather the stakeholders to brainstorm on measures that will bring an end to the incessant killings and kidnappings by yet to be identified armed men in the area.
The Agwom Izere further used the opportunity to caution the citizens against consumption of illicit drinks, late hours events, taking law into their hands and under-aged shepherding. He called for synergy among farmers and herders and urged them to support the security operatives and constituted authorities in fighting the criminals.
Also bearing his mind, the Executive Chairman of the Council, Mr Yakubu Izang Ezekiel regretted that Jos East which was hitherto known for its peaceful coexistence and tolerance among religions and ethnicity is no longer safe and called for the need to close ranks and fight against the common enemy for the betterment of all.
The Chief Security Officer of the Local Government Area, commended efforts of the Lalong led rescue administration on the Plateau, the commissioner of Police, Commandant, Operation Safe Haven and Security Chiefs in Jos East for the proactive measures in deploying security to the affected area in the aftermath of the recent killings and kidnappings to stop further breakdown of law and order.
He pledged that the Council would continue to accord all the necessary backing to the security operatives to restore peace to the Local Government Area.
At the meeting, the stakeholders unanimously agreed to unite and cooperate with relevant authorities to expose any strange and suspected persons within their domains, even as special prayers for God’s intervention upon the land were rendered by CAN and JNI leaders in that order.
Relevant stakeholders that gathered at the meeting includes, the five District Heads in the area, Executive and Legislative Councils, CAN, JNI, Ardos Miyetti Allah, Afizere National and Youth leadership, Community leaders and Security Chiefs among others
It would be recalled that Armed bandits recently attacked Fobur and Fursum Districts of Jos East local government area where Five people were killed and one person was kidnapped in which the Agwom Izere, Rev. Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili including Traditional, Executive and Legislative Councils, Afizere National leadership, Youth and Women wings, CAN, JNI leadership and security Chiefs visited and condoled with the deceased families and that of the kidnapped victim who has since regained freedom.