The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, yesterday said that assailants in Plateau State were using military uniforms to mislead people before attacking them, saying he has ordered soldiers to ‘raid’ their hideouts.
He said this in a statement yesterday by his spokesman Colonel Mohammed Yerima.
“Having failed in their attempts to continue to instigate communal strife in Plateau state, criminal elements who are enemies of the people decided to wear military type uniforms and attack directly innocent citizens of some part of the state.
“The Special Task Force in Jos has found out that some of the criminals who carried out last week’s attack on innocent people are still hiding around some villages in order to continue to perpetrate crimes against the good people of Plateau State. The Task Force is determined to rid the state of these murderers.”