Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has visited the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa and the Chief of Army Staff, Major General, Taoreed Lagbaja and solicited for swift intervention to arrest the deteriorating security situation in Mangu, Barkin-Ladi, Riyom and other Local Government Areas of the State.

Governor Mutfwang, whose first point of call was the Defence Headquarters,  congratulated the Chief of Defence Staff on his appointment by the President and expressed hope that he would bring to bear his wealth of experience in tackling the security  challenges confronting Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole.

He said, "We are here on behalf of the government and peace-loving people of Plateau State to congratulate the Chief of Defence Staff on his well-deserved appointment and to also appraise the security  situation on the Plateau.

"Knowing how professional he is, we are optimistic that he would bring his wealth of experience  to bear in dealing with the situation on the Plateau so that we can have early resolution of the bad situation on ground.

"We declared a curfew some days back to arrest the deteriorating situation and we are glad that the General Officer Commanding 3rd Division has moved his operational base to Mangu Local Government.

"I am glad to inform you that the situation is calming down. The curfew  is being reviewed on daily basis and I am sure that before long, we will lift it up entirely."

The Chief of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, who warmly welcomed the Governor, expressed sadness  over the deteriorating  security situation  and said that everything  possible  would be done to bring the situation  under control.

He urged Plateau people to remain peaceful and law abiding, saying that they are working round the clock to discharge  their constitutional  responsibility of protecting  the territorial.

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