The Commander of the Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, has called for stronger tie between security agencies toward ending all forms of insecurity in Plateau.
Major Ibrahim Shittu, Media Officer of OPSH, said in a statement on Friday that Okonkwo made the appeal when he visited the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 3 Division of the Nigeria Army, Rukuba, near Jos, Maj.-Gen. Nuhu Angbazo.
Shittu said Okonkwo visited Angbazo on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Okonkwo assumed duty on Tuesday as the 12th commander of the operation.
Mr Okonkwo replaced Maj.-Gen. Augustine Agundu, who has been deployed to the Nigeria Army Resource Centre (NARC), Abuja.
According to Shittu, the visit by the commander is to announce his presence in the state and seek close partnership with the GOC in combatting insecurity in his areas of operation.
Mr Shittu said Mr Okonkwo, who said Plateau was before now known for peace, promised to do all within his human powers to restore lasting peace to the nooks and crannies of the state.
He added that the commander called for support and cooperation of the Division to bring lasting peace to the state.
He said Mr Okonkwo promised to enhance the existing relationship between the OPSH and 3 Division toward achieving harmonious relationship among citizens of state.
Responding, Shittu said the GOC promised to work closely with OPSH in its bid to restore total peace in Plateau and across its areas of operations.
He said Angbazo stressed that the existing relationship between the duo has yielded positive results in the past, hence would be consolidated upon.
The media officer said that the Commander of OPSH also paid an operational visit to its Sector 3 Tactical Headquarters, Forward Operational Base in Hukke and Kwall, where he addressed the troops.
He said the commander charged personnel in the sector and operational base to be more dedicated, resilient and proactive in their duties, promising to support them at all times.