From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
The Member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Dachung Musa Bagos, has built and donated a police out-post to Hwolshe community of Jos South Local Government Area in Plateau State.
The lawmaker, who performed handover ceremony in Jos, on Monday said the project is a gesture from him to combat crime and criminality and to give more security cover to his constituents.
Commissioning the project, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Barr Caleb Mutfwang praised the legislator for facilitating the structure to be used as a police out-post.
He said the lawmaker’s gesture is commendable, and urged others to emulate.
Commending Bagos, Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Police Command, CP Bartholomew Onyeka, said the police out-post shall minimise rate of criminality in the area.
CP Onyeka, who spoke through, a police officer, ACP Ejike Ochiabutor, said the gesture shall help police operation in combating crime in the locality.
Earlier, the running mate to Mutfwang, Mrs Josephine Piyo, and the PDP Chairman in Plateau State, Chris Hassan, appreciated Bagos for the gesture.
The Voice gathered that Hwolshe community has been without a police station due to lack of structural facility for close to seven years; and a rented apartment which was secured by the community for a police out-post could not be retained due to outstanding rent, which necessitate the police vacating the vicinity.