Following the attack on some part of Jos North Local Government, Plateau State government has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area (LGA).
The attack occurred in Yelwa Zangam area of the state, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.
Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong, Dr Makut Macham made this announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the Governor, the 24-hour curfew will come into effect from 4 pm on August 25 until further notice.
The statement read, “The proactive decision became necessary following imminent threat to lives and properties within the local government area and the need to forestall the breakdown of law and order.
“It will also enable security agencies deploy appropriately to maintain security as the search for the attackers of the villagers continues.
“The governor has appealed to the citizens of Jos North to cooperate with the government by abiding to the 24-hour curfew commencing 4 pm, 25th August 2021, as security agencies have been mandated to ensure that those who violate the curfew are arrested.”
Governor Lalong further stated that the 6 pm to 6 am curfew in Jos South and Bassa LGAs remains in place until further notice.
Essentials workers such as health personnel, journalists, fire service and paramilitary and others, have, however, been exempted from the curfew.
They are, therefore, advised to provide their means of identification at all times.
The statement further read, “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 the government to handle the matter to disallow hoodlums from taking advantage of the unfortunate situation to cause mayhem and destruction in the state.”