Dawn-to-dusk curfew imposed on Jos following rumored ethnic clashes

Dawn-to-dusk curfew imposed on Jos following rumored ethnic clashes

Plateau State government has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos, the state capital until further notice, following reported ethnic clashes in the metropolis.

Governor Simeon Lalong in a statement by his media aide, Emmanuel Nanle, explained that the curfew between 6am and 6 pm within the greater Jos and Bukuru axis of the metropolis.

He directed security agencies to enforce the curfew and deploy security forces to the flash points in the city.

Samuel stated that, “The governor has directed an immediate imposition of curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm – 6am) within the Greater Jos-Bukuru Metropolis, until further notice. The deployment of security personnel to all flash points within the metropolis has also been directed to ensure compliance with the curfew order and to avert any further breach of law and order.

 “The governor wishes to assure all citizens that the security and welfare as the primary concern of government is assured by the Rescue Administration. He is therefore enjoining all citizens to go about their business with the assurance that their safety is guaranteed. He further appealed to all religious and community leaders, neighbourhood vigilantes as well as all law abiding citizens to ensure nobody is allowed to take advantage of this unfortunate situation to engage in criminality.

“The governor wishes to restate that Plateau state remains home to all citizens of Nigeria irrespective of religion, ethnic extraction or political persuasion. He therefore enjoins all peace loving citizens to ensure that nothing is allowed to upset the hard earned peace in the state.”

Following panic created caused by the reported ethnic clashes, the Director General of Plateau State Peace Building Agency, Joseph Langmang rushed to make a broadcast to douse the tension.

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