Plateau Community in Nasarawa State calls for peaceful elections
Amina Mohammed, Lafia.
The Plateau State community in Nasarawa State has called for peaceful elections saying it will work closely with security agencies to ensure peace and hitch-free exercise.
President, of Plateau Indigenes Development Association in the State, Nyapzak Emmanuel stated this when he led a delegation of its members on a courtesy visit to the Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Lafia, the state capital ahead of the 2023 elections.
He said that the visit was to strengthen collaboration with the command to identify specific roles the civilian public was expected to play to enhance peace and effective security surveillance.
Mr. Emmanuel pointed out that as political activities continue to heighten across the country, there was a need for ethnic groups to intensify efforts towards exposing individuals and groups whose activities were capable of disrupting the electoral process.
The delegation under the aegis of the Plateau Indigenes Development Association in Nasarawa State is made up of leaders of various ethnic groups in Plateau State residing in Nasarawa State.
Responding, Nasarawa State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Abbas Muhammed said the command had adopted a strategic plan for quick response to any security threats in any part of the state during and after the election.
The Commandant represented by the Deputy Commandant, Mr John Joseph called on residents of the state especially rural communities to play an active role in providing information to security agencies on suspicious activities around their areas for prompt action.
The delegation also visited the Nasarawa State Director of the Department of State Services.