Security On Red Alert Ahead Of Easter Celebration In Plateau

A joint operation by security agents in Plateau State has been put in place to monitor situations ahead of the Easter celebration.

A ban has also been placed on all forms of road side and illegal sale of petroleum products during the fuel scarcity period in Nigeria.

The Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, Major General Tagbo Ude, disclosed this to reporters on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State capital.

He expressed concern over the increase of illegal petroleum dealers across the state, which is a potential danger in the state, particularly as the Easter celebration is at hand.

Addressing troops after a parade, the Commander urged members of the joint security force to be in readiness for the task of maintaining law and order during the festive season.

Other decisions taken towards a hitch free Easter season by the heads of security agencies at the gathering include an increase in patrols and checkpoints at places where the general public might largely gather.

The Commander also disclosed that security personnel have apprehended some suspects for the possession and manufacturing of arms during a raid on the hideouts of the hoodlums.