24 March 2016, Jos – Military Task Force on security in Jos code named Operation Safe Haven has placed a ban on the sale of petrol and other petroleum products in Jerry cans in Jos and Bukuru metropolis.
NNPC fuel tankers
A statement signed by the media officer / information officer of the task force, Captain Iweha Ikedichi, warned that “All persons who have in their stock or possession petroleum products are given the next 24 hours to dispose of them or return them to petrol stations for custody.
“Additionally, illegal marketers operating around the vicinity of the NNPC mega station, under the overhead bridge, other nooks and cranny of all roads within the metropolis are equally served eviction notices.
Ikedichi noted that following a resolution at the end of heads of security agencies meeting held at Headquarters task force, compulsory seizure products from offenders will commence by security operatives at the expiration of the ultimatum.
In a similar development, the task force has warned residents of Jos behave themselves during the Easter break.
The military, which said it will embark on Show of Force parade around the city, however enjoined the public not to panic.
“The show of force parade expected to cover the Jos and Bukuru metropolis will be replicated across all the local government councils of the state is in preparation towards a peaceful celebration of the Easter season.
“There would also be an increase in patrols and checks at places. Members of the general public are please requested to cooperate with us towards achieving a hitch free Easter season and to place immediate calls to appropriate security agencies on sighting anything or persons of security interest.”
The task force reiterated its readiness to respond to any act of criminality and all forms of threat reported to it promptly, and assured residents within its area of operational responsibility of their safety at all times.