Youth honour Plateau security Chief

Ogun police are not the only ones hoping to stop crime with prayers - STF Commander Gen. Henry Ayoola Praying with over 1000 widows for fast return of peace in troubled Plateau State [file]

The STF boss pledged to end the Plateau unrest soon.

The Commander of the Special Task- Force, STF, on Jos crisis, Henry Ayoola, on Thursday reiterated the task-force’s commitments to restoring peace in the state.

Mr. Ayoola, while receiving an award for excellent performance in handling the persistence civil unrest in Plateau State said the task-force will not relent until peace was restored in the state permanently.
He was given the award by the Association of Northern Youths for the Advancement of Peace, Harmony and Development, ANYPAD.

Mr. Ayoola expressed appreciation to the youth group saying he was glad that the efforts of the STF were being noticed by organization. He charged the group to inculcate the virtues of educating the youth on the need to be the vanguard of peace as there was no need for the mayhem and killing going on in the state.

“No life is more important to another, every life is important, and that is what we have been doing as STF to protect lives,” said Mr. Ayoola urging the youth respect for every human.

Earlier, the National president of ANYPAD, Melvin Ejeh, explained the reason the group decided to recognized efforts of the task-force.

Mr. Ejeh said that the association had toured 15 northern states, including Plateau state and visited 17 councils of Plateau to advocate for peace. He said the group heard testimonies of the good works of the STF, motivating the association to honor the Commander.

According to Mr. Ejeh, the group embarked on youth advocacy. He said youth in the Northern zone were often taught to refrain from perpetrating violence.

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