Plateau: Lalong imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North over Rukuba killings

Barely hours after the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos-North, Bassa and Jos-South LGAs, the State governor, Simon Lalong, has further imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos-North LGA, where the skirmishes took place on Saturday that claimed many lives and left several injured.

The governor equally said his decision was necessitated by security reports, “which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the local government area”.

Lalong disclosed this through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, in Jos, the State capital.

“From 2 p.m of today, Sunday 15th August 2021, a 24-hour curfew will come into effect in Jos-North Local Government Area”, the statement partly read, adding that the 24-hr curfew imposed is indefinite.

Lalong urged the residents to abide by the curfew and remain indoors to allow security agencies to maintain law and order and deal with those bent on causing chaos.

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