The plateau state Government has reacted to the purported invitation for the intallation of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4 in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area, trending on the social media, warning those behind the alleged turbaning to desist forthwith or face the wrath of the law.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang and made available to newsmen, the said invitation is purported to originate from a non-existent Bukuru Emirate Council.
The statement read: “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 said invitation is purported to originate from a non-existent Bukuru Emirate Council.
“This 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 Government of Plateau State views this action as another desperate attempt by enemies of the State to make nonsense of the effort of His Excellency Governor Simon Bako Lalong, which has succeeded in reuniting the people and engendering peaceful coexistence in the last five years.
“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.
“The Jos South Local Government Management, traditional and community leaders as well as security agencies have already met and directed those behind this alleged turbaning to desist forthwith or face the wrath of the law.
“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”
Governor of Plateau State, has urged the citizens to celebrate the Sallah holiday in a peaceful manner, as he also advised them to observe all COVID-19 guidelines.