Plateau massacre: Lalong imposes 24-hour curfew

Gov. Simon Bako Lalong

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By Martha Agas

Governor Simon Lalong has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government, following Saturday’s attack on commuters around Jos North Local Government.

A total of 23 persons were reportedly killed and 23 injured.

In a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, the governor explained that the curfew was to forestall further security threats.

The governor had on Saturday, announced that Jos North, Jos South and Bassa Local Government areas shall observe a curfew from 6 p.m to 6 a.m.

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

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

He urged Plateau people to comply with the directive, to allow security agencies to maintain law and order and deal with those bent on causing chaos.

Lalong stressed that the 24-hour curfew in Jos North Local Government would be operational until further notice.