The Special Task Force codenamed Operation Safe Haven has sent words of caution to persons planning to protest in Plateau State.
The Security outfit in a statement signed by its Media Head, Maj. Ishaku Takwa in response to the message of the Muslim youths who are planning to carry out a peaceful protest said considering the fragile nature of peace in the State, it would not tolerate the planned protest.
The peaceful protest according to the message which has gone viral in the social media space is slated for Wednesday 18th August, 2021 from the Friday Mosque Jos to the Plateau State House of Assembly Complex.
Operation Safe Haven said it will deal decisively with anyone trying to tamper with the fragile peace in the State.
“OPSH will not allow any body or group to breach the fragile peace in Jos metropolis. Consequently any body found acting contrary to the law will be dealt with” the statement said
The full statement reads;
RE: PROPOSED DEMONSTRATION BY MUSLIM YOUTHS IN JOS
The attention of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) has been drawn to a message circulating on social media calling on Muslim youths to embark on peaceful protest slated for tomorrow, Wednesday 18 August 2021. The message purportedly stated that the demonstration is expected to commence from Massallacin Jumaa Yan Dankali to Plateau State House of Assembly Complex.
While, OPSH will not want to join issues with the organizers of the planned protest, it is instructive to state that in view of the fragile nature of peace on the Plateau this protest is unnecessary and uncalled for. We are fully aware that Muslim clerics and leaders have distanced itself from the planned message circulated and not in support of the peaceful demonstration.
OPSH is therefore sending a strong warning to those planning this demonstration (if it is true) and the originator of the message to have a rethink. The 24 hours curfew imposed by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Plateau State Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong on Jos North local government and 12 hour curfew on Jos South and Bassa Local government area is still in place and we are fully deployed to ensure its enforcement.
OPSH will not allow any body or group to breach the fragile peace in Jos metropolis. Consequently any body found acting contrary to the law will be dealt with.
LETS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE.
Please disseminate to the public through your various medium. Thank you for the usual cooperation
Military Information Officer
18 August 2021
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