Jos(NAN)—The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr. Chris Olakpe, has urged Berom and Fulani leaders to sustain the peace currently existing between them.
Olakpe made the call, Tuesday, at a stakeholders’ peace meeting organised by the Plateau Police Command in collaboration with the Special Task Force, STF, on Plateau and other security agencies.
He said the meeting was to assess, review and re-evaluate the earlier agreement by the groups which resulted to “peaceful coexistence after several years of fighting and killings.”
The CP said: “The last time we had a meeting we said there was need for ceasefire and the fire was actually ceased.
“People have been asking me what the magic is and I have been telling them that the magic is the agreement by the people to seek and promote peace.
“Because of your resolve, those who don’t want us to be in peace will be exposed and will be punished accordingly.”
Olakpe warned the youth against engaging in acts of impunity and lawlessness, stressing that anybody caught taking the laws into his hands would be punished.
Sen. Gyang Pwajok (Plateau North) thanked the people for embracing peace and urged them not to allow the peace to depart.
Pwajok, one of the initiators of the peace meetings, challenged the people to learn how to apologise to each other whenever they went against eachother.
He said: “When you tell your neighbour sorry when you go wrong, it does not reduce anything from you, rather, it brings peace and understanding between the two of you.”