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Breaking: Lalong Declares 24 Hour Curfew in Jos

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By Jide Afolabi

Plateau State Governor, Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong has declared 24 hours curfew in Jos North Local Government Area of the state effective today, Sunday, August 15, 2021 by 2pm.

The declaration was contained in a statement signed by Dr Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and obtained by CityMirrorNews.

Lalong said the Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew was necessary to prevent further breakdown of law and order in the state.

This is coming on the wake of the earlier 6pm-6am curfew declared in Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs.

The statement reads:
“Hours after announcing a dusk to dawn curfew in three Local Government Areas of Jos North, Jos South and Bassa, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has directed the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Jos North to contain further security threats.

“In the directive the Governor said “from 2pm 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”.

“The Governor therefore urges 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.

“The Governor says the 24 hour curfew in Jos North Local Government will remain in force until further notice.
“Again, citizens are to note that the 24 hour curfew in Jos North will take effect from 2pm today 15th August 2021.

Earlier, it was reported that about 23 passengers were killed around Rukuba Road in Jos on their way to Ondo State after attending a religious programme in Bauchi state.

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