The Plateau State Government has described the invitation for the purported installation of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Keran 4 in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area as illegal, totally unacceptable and inimical to the peace of the State.
The State Government in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Dan Manjang said that the purported installation of the so called Sarkin is clearly the handwork of mischief makers and crisis merchants who are determined to instigate crisis and generate a breach of the peace that is currently prevailing in the State.
The Plateau State Government therefore warned that; “For the avoidance of doubt, Government will not fold its arms to allow such mischief makers tamper with the peace of Jos South Local Government and the entire State by inciting people against one another”.
It said that the Jos South Local Government Management, traditional and community leaders as well as security agencies have already met and directed those behind the alleged turbaning to desist forthwith or face the wrath of the law.
The Commissioner noted that the invitation is purported to originate from a non-existent Bukuru Emirate Council.
The statement further said that the Government of Plateau State views the action as another desperate attempt by enemies of the State to make nonsense of the effort of Governor Simon Bako Lalong, which has succeeded in reuniting the people and engendering peaceful coexistence in the last five years.
Manjang said; “The attention of the Plateau State Government has been drawn to a purported invitation for the installation of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4 in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area which is trending on the social media.
“The people of Bukuru, Jos South Local Government and the entire State are advised to go about their normal businesses and be vigilant to report any suspicious activity to the law enforcement agencies.
“Security agencies are currently tracking those behind this mischief and will bring them to book immediately they are apprehended.
“Once more the Governor of Plateau State urges its citizens to celebrate the Sallah holiday in a peaceful manner and observe all COVID-19 guidelines,” the state Government states.