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Plateau government procures 34 vehicles to boost security



As part of the efforts to bolster the security landscape in Plateau State, Governor Caleb Mutfwang has officially commissioned 34 Hilux vehicles aimed at reinforcing community vigilance.

The vehicles were procured through the collaborative efforts of the 17 Local Government Transition Implementation Committee chairmen, as part of efforts to ensure a seamless deployment of security personnel across the local government areas. recalls that some communities in the state have been battling with insecurity in recent times, which has claimed many lives, properties, and means of livelihood.

While commissioning the vehicles at the Old Government House, Rayfield, Jos, on Monday, Mutfwang reiterated his administration’s unwavering commitment to fortify the security of lives and property, with a particular focus on rural communities within the state.

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The governor emphasised the importance of security as the foundation for any meaningful development.

He said: “This marks the initiation of our commitment to reshape the security architecture on the Plateau. The State Government will soon introduce additional measures to support security agencies in effectively executing their duties statewide.”

Reassuring the citizens of the state, the governor pledged: “Be rest assured, we are actively working to fulfil our constitutional responsibility of safeguarding lives and property. Our determination knows no bounds, and we will continue striving to ensure the effective discharge of this duty.”

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He extended his gratitude to the local government chairmen for pooling resources to enhance the well-being of the citizens and encouraged them to intensify their efforts in the best interest of the citizenry.

While presenting the security vehicles to the governor, Ephraim Usman, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said the gesture is aimed at assisting security personnel to respond promptly to security challenges within their respective local government areas.