7 August, 2013
The Special Military Task Force(Operation Safe Haven) in charge of
internal security in Jos and its environs on Tuesday dispeled rumours of a possible attack on worshippers during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration in Plateau State.
Commander of the taskforce, Henry
Ayoola, a Major General, in a statement by his Media and Information Officer, Salisu Mustapha, a Captain, stressed that its operatives are equal to the task of fishing out those bent oo formenting trouble in the state.
The statement reads in part: “The general public, particularly the good people of Plateau State, are hereby informed that some security measures have been put in place to ensure a hitch free Eid-el-Fitr celebration. “Worshipers are advised to pray at prayer grounds nearest to them and should not carry any form of weapon while going or
returning from the Eid prayer grounds.’’
According to the statement, security
agents in conjunction with local security
operatives would be posted to recreation centres to ensure proper search of visitors and enforce ban on firearms at such centres in Jos and other parts of the state.