Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Plateau STF assures residents of peaceful Sallah

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The Military Joint Task Force patrolling the streets in search of Boko Haram extremists

The Special Task Force, STF, in charge of peace keeping in Plateau, on Thursday, dispelled rumours of possible attacks during the Sallah celebrations.

This is contained in a statement in Jos by the Media and Information Officer of the taskforce, Salisu Mustapha.

The statement said that citizens of Plateau should go about their normal business without fear.

“The STF is reassuring the general public of its commitment to ensuring a hitch-free Sallah celebration in the state.

“However, the STF wishes to caution any individual or group of persons, who are bent on causing trouble in the state that they would be treated as enemies of peace,’’ the statement said.

The taskforce advised worshippers to pray at prayer grounds close to their homes adding that bags should not be carried to the prayer grounds.

According to the statement, there will be restriction of vehicular movement around the prayer grounds in the state.

The statement also said that designated parking places would be earmarked 300 meters away from all prayer grounds.

The Commander of the Taskforce,  Henry Ayoola, on behalf of the team, wished Muslims and all law-abiding citizens in the state a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The commander called on Muslims to use this opportunity to pray for lasting and sustainable peace in the state and the nation.

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