By: BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
The Long Gamai of Shandam, HRH Martins Shaldas, has called on the enlarged Peace and Security meeting of the Southern Senatorial Zone to work for peace.
According to the Royal Father, “We can only make progress in an atmosphere of Peace where people will be free to pursue their interests without fear.
Earlier in a welcome remark, the chairman of the organising committee and the LongTehl, Bar Donald D. Puntehl, said their main focus is sustaining the peaceful coexistence in the Zone.
Governor Lalong who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Security, Cornelius Shiol Bial commended the initiators of the forum urging other communities to emulate the commendable efforts.
He frowned at promoters of hate speech, enjoining residents to support the government’s efforts at peace building.
In his presentation, Undie Adie, Plateau State commissioner of Police, said he attended the meeting to verify rumours of impending attacks from the key stakeholders who were fully constituted.
He said the Police is fully mobilised to protect lives and property, appealing to the public to report any suspicious activity to the command.
A cross section of the traditional rulers, religious leaders, Women and Youth leaders refuted claims of rumoured attacks saying it’s being promoted by enemies of the state who want to create fear among the people of the zone.
The Transition Committee Chairmen of the councils and Presidents of Traditional Councils of the Local government areas pledged to sustain the peace in the area and beyond.
The meeting which was also attended by heads of security agencies from the zone also resolved to combat criminality of any kind in the area.