Plateau Police Commissioner pledges to end fracas between herdsmen, farmers

Man with cattle

The new commissioner also promised to rid the state of crime.

The new Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, has promised to end the faceoff between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

Mr. Oki made the pledge at the police headquarters in Jos, on Tuesday, while briefing Journalists on his line up of activities.

There have been persistent attacks between Fulani herdsmen and native farmers in Plateau state leading to the death of many and the destruction of farm produce.

Mr. Oki said the attacks will soon be in the past.

He also promised to rid the state of crime.
“I will ensure we stem out crime and criminality in the society, we will equally step up patrol at all hours,” he said.

The Police Commissioner resumed office on June 16, 2014.

Mr. Oki who was deployed to Plateau State from Lagos expressed his desire to collaborate with sister security agencies to combat crime in the state.

Mr. Oki took over as Commissioner of Police from Chris Olakpe who retired from the service on June 5, as an Assistant Inspector General of Police.
Mr. Olakpe was promoted to that rank a day before his retirement.

The new commissioner said he will consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors.
“I am coming to consolidate on the achievement of my predecessors and I will collaborate with other security agencies in the state to achieve more peace. I am aware of the problem between the Fulani and the native in the state, we will use dialogue to bring peace”.

He warned trouble makers to stay away from the state.


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