In an unprecedented move, the Plateau State Police Command has significantly increased security measures at the Plateau State House of Assembly.
As early as 5 AM, armed police officers were stationed at the Old Government House in Jos, the designated venue for the assembly’s sitting.
A police inspector, who requested anonymity, informed The Nation that stringent screening procedures were being implemented.
“We are under instructions to screen everyone entering the venue to ascertain whether they are staff or potential troublemakers,” he said.
This increased security presence is understood to be a precautionary measure against possible disruptions by hoodlums, amid rising tensions in the state’s political landscape.
The situation has been further complicated by the potential confrontation between the ousted PDP legislators and their counterparts from the All Progressives Congress (APC), who have been declared winners by the Court of Appeal.