By Jide Afolabi
Plateau State Government has re-imposed the 24 hours curfew following the attack on Yelwa Zangam village in Jos North Local Government Area where 25 people were reportedly killed.
The curfew takes effect today, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by 4pm until further notice.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, Dr Makut Simon Macham today, a copy which was sent to CityMirrorNews, disclosed that the curfew became necessary following threats to lives and properties and the need to forestall breakdown of law and order within the local government.
The statement maintained that the earlier curfew of 6pm to 6am in Jos South and Bassa LGAs still remains in place until further notice.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong said that the security agencies have been mandated to ensure that those who violate the curfew are arrested.
He added that the curfew will enable security agencies deploy appropriately to maintain security as the search for the attackers of the villagers continues.
The statement read in part:
“The Governor has appealed to the citizens of Jos North to cooperate with the Government by abiding to the 24-hour curfew commencing 4pm, 25th August 2021, as security agencies have been mandated to ensure that those who violate the curfew are arrested.
“Also, the 6pm to 6am curfew in Jos South and Bassa LGAs still remains in place until further notice. Only people on essential duties such as health personnel, journalists, fire service and para-military and others, are to be exempted from the curfew but should carry means of identification with them at all times.
“The Governor is calling for calm as he is seriously grieved by the attacks. He again sympathises with the victims, but wants them to show restraint and allow Government to handle the matter to disallow hoodlums from taking advantage of the unfortunate situation to cause mayhem and destruction in the State.
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