Monday, September 12, 2011

BREAKING NEWS!!! JOS: Almost a State of Emergency
12 September 2011

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Update: Nigeria: Police station bombing, robbery kills 5 [1] Chief Of Defence Staff Has Been Mandated To Take Over The Security Of Jos Plateau State. 2] Gunmen Have Stormed A Police Station And A Bank In Misau Bauchi State. Sources say There Are Loss Of Lives But cannot get Specific Number of casualties at the moment. The attack is  the Second Of Such Operations Within Three Months In The Same Locality.

Almost a State of Emergency

President Goodluck Jonathan, responding to the recent spate of killings that has swept through Plateau State, has ordered the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) to take charge and put an end to the killings. 

In keeping with his avowed resolve to ensure the full security of lives and property across the country, President Jonathan has directed the CDS, Air Marshall Oluseyi Petinrin to take all necessary actions to stop violence that has claimed the lives of almost 100 people. 

A press release from the office of the special adviser on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, says the directive is following a meeting of the National Security Council.

President Jonathan also directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Pius Anyim Pius to bring up all pending reports by recent committees set up by the Federal Government on the Plateau for immediate review and implementation.

The president, who is scheduled to meet with the Plateau State Governor, Chief Jonah Jang, tomorrow, further directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to take prompt action to address the plight of internally displaced persons in Plateau State. 

He renewed his call on parties involved in the crises in Plateau State to embrace tolerance, dialogue and compromise to ensure the success of ongoing efforts to achieve a lasting resolution of their differences.

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