INSECURITY: BENUE GOVERNMENT IMPOSES DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW ON TWO LGAs
The Benue State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ukum and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas in the State as part of the measures to check insecurity.
The curfew would be between 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily until an improvement in the security situation is reported.
This was announced by the State's Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu at the end of a Security Council meeting held in the Government House, Makurdi, on Wednesday, January 13.
He also announced the ban on motorcycles in the two LGAs.
The deputy governor said: “The curfew is part of our efforts to tackle banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and general insecurity in the two local government areas.
“Movement of patients and pregnant women for medical attention using motorcycles where there are no vehicular presence during the period of the curfew would be allowed after thorough investigation.”