The Local administration of Pankshin Local Government Council of Plateau State says it does not want to give chance to anything that would subject to its people to massive killings as it is being witnessed in some parts of the neighborhood Councils of Riyom, Jos South and Barkin LadI local governments of Plateau State.
The Management committee chairman, of the Area Comrade Stephen Jings said the Council has Set up joint security task force to check activities of some miscreants who would want to use the advantage of the Christmas and new excesses during the year to cause confusion among the People.
Stephen Jings, often called, Steeve-Jings and Seasoned Information Officer in Plateau state told the this medium that the current leadership has intensified efforts to ensure that the current peace being enjoyed in the area is sustained.
He has equally appealed to the people of the area to cooperate and report any strange movement to security agencies whom he said would be on constant patrol within the nooks and crannies of the locality during and after the yuletide period.
Steeve-Jings says, the council’s Leadership is deeply worried with some pockets of criminal activities being perpetuated in the locality by Men of the underworlds, and appeal to the perpetrators to desist, as the wrath of the law will soon catch up with them.
“The message I would want to pass on to my people is that, they should spend this Christmas with sober reflection, because things are not well the way they should be in this country, they should maintain the peace, cooperate with government and ensure that the lessons derivable form Christmas period are maintained.
“The greatest challenge during Christmas is security, most especially these small-small thievery, and we have started witnessing it, that’s why we here in Pankshin have decided to set up a joint security task force comprising of the Army, Police, Civil Defense, Operation Rain Bow and the Para-military to ensure surveillance before, during and after the season to ensure that we celebrate the season in tranquillity”.
He added that, on assumption to office he identified Water Supply as one of the dearest needs of the people and has been able restore water supply to Pankshin towns, stressing his administration is desirous of making Pankshin a better place to live, but expressed concern over inadequate Funds that is being accrued to the council.