Plateau Killings: Gov Lalong orders 24hr curfew in Jos North LG


Photo: Victims’ bodies ready for burial 

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau State has announced the imposition of a 24 hour curfew on Jos North LGA in the state capital, hours after announcing a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs, to contain further security threats.

According to a Government House statement issued on Sunday in Jos,  the Governor directed that “from 2pm on 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”.

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The Governor therefore urged citizens to abide by the curfew and remain indoors to allow security agencies maintain law and order and deal with those bent on causing chaos.

Gov Lalong said the 24 hour curfew in Jos North Local Government would remain in force until further notice, stressing that citizens are to note that the 24 hour curfew in Jos North will take effect from 2pm on Sunday 15th August 2021.

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