R-L Commander Special Task Force – OP SAFE HAVEN, Major General Henry Ayoola and Governor Jonah David Jang of Plateau State (holding aloft a handbill) at the launch of STF emergency telephone numbers and common prayers in Jos.
PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 Jos
The Special Task Force (STF) in Plateau State has commissioned 25 solar powered boreholes it rehabilitated in some crisis ridden communities of Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South Local Government Areas of the state.
The gesture, according to STF Commander,Major General Henry Ayoola, is part of the STF’s commitment to ensuring that lasting peace returns to the state. “We have to show concern towards the welfare of the people we are securing. This is one of the ways of showing love and care to the people in these communities,’’ he said.
Major General Ayoola added that the STF recently initiated the “One Plateau Peace Initiative” in order to reconcile warring communities and persons. He advised people of communities to jealously guard the boreholes and to learn to live in peace with one another.
Plateau State Governor, Jonah David Jang, who was represented by his deputy, Ignatinus Longjang,commended the people for embracing peace, but lamented the lack of maintenance culture of citizens of the state and called on them to make good use of the boreholes.