Jos Crisis: Operation Rainbow Strengthens Ties With STF To Overcome Threats

Governor Lalong of Plateau State
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From Asile Emmanuel, Jos
An indigenous security outfit operating under the aegis of ‘operation Rainbow’ says it has strengthened ties with other security agencies operating in Plateau state to safeguard lives and properties of the people living the tin city of Jos, the capital of plateau state and the state at large.

Former Governor of Plateau State, Da Jonah David Jang at the wake of mix feelings over alleged complacency of men of the Special Task Force (STF) in handling the prolonged Jos crisis and other security challenges took bold steps to build confidence in residents of the state, culminating in the establishment of the state security outfit called “Operation Rain Bow” in 2011.

The coordinator of the outfit, Maj-Gen. Steve Goar told journalists last the weekend that his men has been doing well even though the outfit is yet to be assigned as an armed-carrying agency, its geographical spread to councils and ward areas has placed them in better advantaged than other security outfit like the army, the police, the air force and the civil Defence.

According to him, what is left now is for the agencies to work harmoniously with the understanding that all of them desired to restore peace and order in the state.

He commended the former governor for forming the outfit to complement the efforts of other security agencies, promising that as experts in security management, they will continue to do their best in exposing threats before they breakout.

He however called on the personnel not to compromise on the rule of engagement and work towards building the outfit to greatness, adding that those recently sent abroad for training on counter tourism should maximize the benefit of the training.

Speaking on the recent clashes between the lrriwe and Berom communities, in Bassa, Jos south and Riyom local government council areas, the coordinator described it as unfortunate and called on the warring parties to sheath their swords and embrace peace.

While calling on the public to cooperate and give useful information to security agencies on suspicious moves and threats, and avoid trivializing issues, the coordinator equally appealed to field officers to continue to work in synergy.

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