Some Security agents in Plateau State have said parents and certain communities by their actions or inaction have encouraged drug dealings, a menace which is fast becoming the major cause of criminal activities including mob actions in the State.
Operation Safe Haven, the Nigeria police force and other sister agencies independently made the statement during a community stakeholders dialogue meeting on mob action and security relationship for Nasarawa Jos, Jarawa and Anguwan Rukuba communities in Plateau State.
The event which was organised by Search for Common Ground in collaboration with the office of the Plateau State Secretary to the State Government and the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme was aimed at encouraging communities to partner with law enforcement agencies especially as it relate to information sharing.
Operation Safe Haven sector 2 Commander, represented by Major Isa Galadima urged the communities to provide information on drug dealers adding that “even when we arrest such culprits, parents and communities come to beg that we should release them.”
While speaking on mob actions he said “just recently there was a mob action around Filin Ball and when we went there, the youths were using stones at the soldiers not minding that the soldiers were fully armed with guns, they were doing that because most of them were under the influence, imagine what would have happened if the soldiers had lost their temper?”