Plateau speaker, CJ decry compromise by security agents at borders

Speaker of the Plateau State House of assembly, Abok Ayuba, has frowned on the security personnel manning the border communities in the state, urging them not to compromise but to discharge their duties with all sense of responsibility.

His view came on the heels of the Chief Judge Yakubu Dakwak expression of disappointment at what he described as the outright abuse of the lockdown order by persons coming into the state without pass.

The speaker reiterated the Assembly’s commitment to work closely with relevant bodies and individuals to monitor the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state.

Ayuba stated this when he led some members of the house to some border communities, to ensure compliance of the restriction order particularly at the borders.

The delegation visited Babale, which shares border with Bauchi State, and Jingri that is sharing border with Kaduna State. Most of the observations raised at the borders as explained by the secretary of Jos North Council, Solomon Sanda, border on the illegal activities of some security personnel who served as escorts or even drivers to some commuters.

Sanda noted that illegal routes used by some motorists had been identified and blocked.Justice Dakwak was going round yesterday to see the mobile courts at strategic locations in the state, to ascertain the welfare of officers.

At Jingri, the magistrate there decried the existence of illegal entry routes into the state, noting that the porous nature of the area was posing great danger to the state.