The Plateau State Security Council met to today 26th October 2020, to deliberate on the security situation following the massive looting that has been perpetrated across the State in the last two days.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting held at the Plateau State Government House, Little Rayfield Jos, Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Atu said the situation is calm but still fluid as there are still threats by hoodlums to attack other public and private businesses as well as individuals in the State.
He said the Council agreed to further fortify all security check-points in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas of the State, to give effect to the curfew imposed in order to restore peace which will further determine the next line of action by the government.
He added that security agencies have been mandated to embark on massive manhunt for the arrest of looters and ensure materials are recovered while all culprits are prosecuted.
Prof. Atu said so far, seven (7) courts have been designated to prosecute the 307 suspects so far arrested at various locations where looting took place.
The Council has caution members of the public from consuming some of the looted food items because they are dangerous for human consumption as they have been chemically treated for preservation.
Members of the public have been advised to be aware of these dangers and not to patronize the product of these looters.