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Tight security in Jos as Buhari arrives Plateau on a two-day working visit

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Security has been tightened up in most parts of Jos in Plateau as President Muhammadu Buhari arrives the state for a two-day working visit of Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria to the North-Central State.

NAN reports that heavy security presence with fierce-looking armed personnel in areas considered flash points.  Armoured tanks were positioned around many roundabouts in the city centre, while various teams of security personnel in siren-blaring vehicles were seen patrolling the city.

Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who spoke to NAN, said that the strategy was to ensure “visibility policing” and facilitate quick response to distress calls.

“The heavy presence of the security personnel is deterrent in nature; it will create fear among members of the public, particularly those with evil intention,” he said.

Buhari, who is visiting Plateau for the first time since he became President in 2015, is expected to inaugurate some road projects and also launch the state’s tractor ownership scheme.