The special task force STF on Jos crisis code named Operation Safe Haven in Plateau state have vowed to smoke out criminal elements that are causing havoc in Jos flash points, neighbourhoods and rural villages of Plateau north senatorial district.
The Deputy Commnader of Special Task Force, ACP Umar Miringa gave this charge in Jos while addressing stakeholders on the Plateau crisis at a three- day peace summit organized by Joint Peace Ambassadors towards uniting Christian and Muslim Youths in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
According to him, keeping the peace in Jos and other troubled parts of the state is a joint responsibility between the people and men of the special task force for lasting peace.
ACP Miringa added that he was happy over the turnout of both Christian and Muslim youths and important religious leaders at the summit, stressing that the special task force is divided into several sectors in Jos for the purpose of proper coodination of internal peace operation in Jos.
He warned residents of Jos especially Youths of the two main religious faiths, Christianity and Islam, not to take laws into their hands each time there is security breach in any part of Jos, the Plateau state capital.
He cited the recent experiences the men of the Special military task force and their officers went through in the hands of restive youths , when two suicide bombers struck at COCIN church Headquarters and Saint Finbars Catholic church in Jos, wondering why these youths should form illegal roads blocks and burnfires on the road all in a bid to stop the STF security men from getting to the spots of the attacks.
Earlier the convener of the Summit, Rev David King Bamidele in his remark, had commended the commandant and other senior officials for taking a bold step in partnering with Joint Ambassadors of Christian and Muslim Forum in a bid to return lasting peace to Jos and other parts of Plateau state, stressing that what is needed at the moment in the state is dialogue among the warring groups to reach amicable resolution of their differences.