Tolerate yourselves or violence would continue, Army Chief tells Plateau residents

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The STF charged citizens to engage in non –violence approach to issues that bedevil Plateau State.

The Commander of the Special Task-force, STF, keeping peace in Plateau State, Henry Ayoola, said on Wednesday that until residents, especially youth of the state, adopt forgiveness, peace and harmony will continue to elude the state.

Mr. Ayoola said residents need to stop taking laws into their hands for calm to be restored in the state.

He asked Plateau residents to desist from resorting to violence when any incident bedevils the state.

“You cannot get solution to violence by being violent,” he said.

Mr. Ayoola gave the advice during an interactive session with youth from the three areas with security challengers.

The event was organized by the STF as a means of curtailing rising cases of renewed violence in the state which has claimed several lives.

Plateau State has witnessed various types of crises and several peace efforts have failed.

Shortly after a four-day peace sensitization tour convened by the STF, conflict broke out in Barkinladi, Jos South and Riyom Local Government Areas resulting to the loss of lives and destruction of property.

Also speaking at the event, the State Commissioner of Information, Yiljap Abraham, who represented Governor Jonah Jang, said the state has lost human and material resources since the inception of the more than a decade old civil unrest in the state.



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