The Plateau State Commissioner said that 2013 witnessed a reduction in crime rate.
The Plateau State Police Command has said that it would surmount the current security challenges facing the state.
The State commissioner of police, Chris Olakpe, said this on Tuesday in Jos, during a press conference.
As regards the recent Riyom attack, Mr. Olakpe said investigations are going on.
He said the Plateau State Command will collaborate with the Kaduna State Police Command to ensure that culprits are brought to justice so that both states remain peaceful in 2014.
Mr. Olakpe appealed to religious and traditional rulers to complement the efforts of security agencies by cautioning the youth against perpetrating crime.
He said the crime rate in 2013 dropped by 38 per cent as against 2012.
“Crime statistical data collected from all the Divisions and Area Commands across the state indicates a general decline in crime rate,” he said.
“In view of the renewed unprovoked attack in the villages, every security measure is being put in place to secure lives and property.
“The incidences in communities within Langtang Area Command, Riyom and Barkin Ladi local government areas are giving the Command sleepless night. 2014 is expected to witness series of political activities leading to 2015 general elections.”
Mr. Olakpe said the police in Plateau State will adopt modern techniques including intelligence gathering and community policing to curb crime in the state.
He asked the public to collaborate with the police and give useful information that will help in ridding the state of criminals.