GOV LALONG IMPOSES CURFEW IN THREE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS GUNMEN KILL 23 IN PLATEAU
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has imposed curfew in Jos North Bassa and Jos South Local Government Areas.
The governor said he took this decision following the killing of 23 persons in Rukuba Road on Saturday.
Lalong said, “The reports indicate that 23 of those attacked lost their lives while 23 persons sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment. 26 others were rescued unhurt. So far, 20 suspects have been arrested and the security agencies are conducting investigations to get to the bottom of the matter."
“Having reviewed the reports and monitored the unfolding scenario, government is concerned about the persisting tensions and reported attempts by some persons to take the laws into their hands by threatening to attack individuals and private facilities, as well as public property."
“In order to avoid further deterioration of the situation and to protect lives and properties of citizens, I have directed the imposition of curfew on Jos North, Bassa and Jos South Local Governments commencing 6pm to 6am from August 14, 2021."
“The curfew shall remain in place subject to further review by the State Security Council.''
All citizens have been directed to abide by the directive to enable security personnel maintain law and order in the affected areas and to deal with those attempting to cause trouble by taking advantage of the situation to perpetrate crime.
Governor Lalong sympathizes with the families of those who lost their loved ones, and those injured in the unfortunate event.
Lalong said they should all continue to be vigilant and security conscious and everything should be done to sustain peace and security in the State.
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