By John Ikani
The joint security taskforce of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has urged people of Plateau State not to resort to self-help.
Major Ishaku Takwa, the Media Officer of the task force gave the warning in a statement issued in Jos, the state capital.
The statement was responding to reports by some highly placed individuals advising law abiding citizens of Plateau state to resort to defending themselves in the face of the security challenge experienced in the state.
It said such calls would escalate the security challenges bedevilling the state.
“We have noted several reports in the media by some highly placed individuals calling on law-abiding citizens of Plateau to resort to defending themselves in the face of the security challenge experienced in the state.
“We wish to assure the good people of the state that OPSH is committed to protecting lives and properties of all.
“We have improved on our responses to distress calls and several attacks were prevented from happening lately.
“We, therefore, urge law-abiding citizens of the state not take laws into their hands but to continue to provide us with such information to enable us to protect communities from attacks,” it stated.