Lalong imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North over Rukuba killings

 


Barely hours after the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos North, Bassa and Jos South LGAs, Government Simon Lalong has further imposed a 24 hour curfew in Jos North LGA where the skirmishes took place on Saturday that claimed many lives and left several injured.

He equally said his decision was necessitated by security reports, “which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Government”.

The Governor also said the 24 hour curfew imposed on Jos North Local Government is indefinite.

Lalong disclosed this through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, in Jos, the state capital.

“Hours after announcing a dusk to dawn curfew in three Local Government Areas of Jos North, Jos South and Bassa, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has directed the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Jos North to contain further security threats.

“From 2pm of today, Sunday 15th August 2021, a 24-hour curfew will come into effect in Jos North Local Government Area,” it read.

“This is necessitated by security reports which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Government.”

Lalong urges residents to abide by the curfew and remain indoors to allow security agencies maintain law and order and deal with those bent on causing chaos.

The Governor further stated that, “the 24 hour curfew in Jos North Local Government will remain in force until further notice.”

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