Plateau Govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jos




Simon Lalong,Plateau state governor
Simon Lalong,Plateau state governor

A dusk-to- dawn curfew has been imposed on Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau State .

A statement Friday by Richard Tokma, mni, secretary to the Government of the State  said  the curfew  was “sequel to (the) security (breach) in  some parts of Jos North”.

The statement reads: ”sequel to (the)security (breach) in some parts of Jos North, the Governor of Plateau State, Rt.Hon. Simon Bako  Lalong, has approved the imposition of  a dusk-to-dawn  curfew from 6p.m-6a.m in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas with immediate effect.

“However,” the statement said further, “while ensuring the safety of lives and property of the populace, citizens are advised to exercise restraint  and to remain  calm and report any suspicious  movement to the law enforcement agents.”

A  report earlier by the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN  said unknown gunmen had  struck Thursday night in Jos metropolis killing a  family of 9.