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Plateau state government re-imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA



Jos North LGA

The Plateau State authorities has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Native Authorities Space (LGA). The Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong, Dr Makut Macham, introduced this in a press release launched in the present day Wednesday, August 25.

The curfew comes hours after a recent disaster broke out in Yelwa Zangam, a village in Zangam District of the state. Over 30 individuals have been allegedly killed within the renewed hostilities.

Based on the assertion, the 24-hour curfew will come into force from 4pm on August 25 till additional discover.

“The proactive resolution grew to become obligatory following imminent threat to lives and properties within the local government space and the necessity to forestall the breakdown of regulation and order,” the assertion stated.

It’ll additionally allow safety companies deploy appropriately to take care of safety because the seek for the attackers of the villagers continues.

The governor has appealed to the residents of Jos North to cooperate with the federal government by abiding by the 24-hour curfew commencing 4pm, twenty fifth August 2021, as security agencies have been mandated to make sure that those that violate the curfew are arrested.”the assertion learn

The assertion added that the 6pm to 6am curfew in Jos South and Bassa LGAs nonetheless stays in place till additional discover. It was additional said that these on important duties corresponding to well being personnel, journalists, hearth service and paramilitary and others, have been exempted from the curfew. Such individuals have been, nonetheless, requested to make sure they may present their technique of identification always.

“The Governor is calling for calm as he’s critically grieved by the assaults. He once more sympathises with the victims however needs them to point out restraint and permit the federal government to deal with the matter to disallow hoodlums from making the most of the unlucky state of affairs to trigger mayhem and destruction within the state.”the assertion learn