A peace advocacy group, the Convention of Plateau State Peace Builders’ Community, has recommended the navy Operation Secure Haven for not retaliating the taking pictures and wounding of one among its males in Plateau State.
It referred to as on the State Governor, Simon Lalong, the navy operation, the police and different safety companies concerned in restoring peace within the State to maintain the tempo.
The group, in an announcement, significantly thanked Operation Secure Haven for its show of professionalism even when a few of its males have been attacked within the strategy of restoring peace throughout final week’s protest embarked upon by Native Authorities employees within the State
Native Authorities employees within the state had launched into protest over the non implementation of the minimal wage at LGA degree.
The group regretted that the troopers who have been referred to as upon to quell the strain that resulted from the protest have been moderately shot at, ensuing within the wounding of a Lance Corporal.
The group’s assertion was signed by its nationwide coordinator, Dr Dung Bot and the nationwide secretary, Barr. Mrs Lucy Wuyep, respectively, and made out there to DAILY POST.
They recommended the navy for not responding to the unprovoked assault with power, noting that the state of affairs would have been bloody had the troopers retaliated.
“Ordinarily, there would have been severe casualty determine due to the unruly habits of a number of the native authorities employees resulting in the taking pictures of a soldier within the rank of Lance Corporal,” the assertion mentioned.
“We applaud Operation Secure Haven for dwelling as much as the residents’ expectations in combating terrorism, banditry, cattle rustling, farmers/ herdsmen battle, kidnapping, cultism and different social vices as much as this second.
“We want to specifically thank all of the officers and males of Operation Secure Haven for the aggressive patrol in the course of the yuletide season which made it crime free. That is the primary of its form after a protracted whereas,” they mentioned.
Recall that Civil proper teams, Coalition of Civil Rights Group of Nigeria had condemned the taking pictures and wounding of an Military Lance Corporal hooked up to Operation Secure Haven on the state secretariat in the course of the protest.
Stories say the soldier was allegedly wounded by gunshots from a crowd in the course of the rally which turned violent.