Defence Headquarters Upgrades Special Task Force In Plateau

Defence Headquarters Upgrades Special Task Force In Plateau

By PR Nigeria on August 30, 2015
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Policemen watches as university students fleeing from violent religious clashes are evacuated to Abia State in eastern parts of the country in a bus provided by the state government in Jos, Plateau State on January 22, 2010. Hundreds of displaced people are being sheltered in makeship camps all over Plateau State following violent religious clashes in the state. (Photo Credit: AFP)

The Defence Headquarters has reorganised the Special Task Force operating in Plateau State, North Central Region of Nigeria.

In the new arrangement, the erstwhile internal security outfit known as Special Task Force (STF) is now designated “Operation Safe Haven”.

The arrangement is in line with the mission and vision of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin.

The reform is geared towards giving the security operation in the state more bite for better performance.  With this vigour and determination, it is hoped that the incessant killings in the area as a result of ethnic clashes would be contained by the troops of the reinvigorated Operation Safe Haven in line with its Rules of Engagement.

The DHQ wishes to assure innocent citizens of protection of their lives and property and urge the communities to live in peace and report any case inimical to the breaking down of law and order to the security agencies for prompt action as nobody is above the law.

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