Killings: Governor Simon Lalong Reimposes 24 Hours Curfew On Jos North

Gov. Simon Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

This followed the killings on Yelwan Zangam community in Jos North.

Akelicious had reported how over 30 persons were killed and many houses were set ablaze in the area.

The killings generated tension in Jos-Bukuru metropolis.

In a statement, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Makut Macham, said the 24 hour curfew will come into force from 4pm on Wednesday.

“Plateau State Government has reinstated the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed in Jos North Local Government Area following growing tensions arising from the attack on Yelwa Zangam village of the Local Government where people were killed and properties destroyed.

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“According to Governor Simon Lalong, the 24 hour will come into force from 4pm, today Wednesday 25th August 2021 until further notice.

“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.

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“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.”

Lalong had imposed a curfew on the area when some travelers were killed two weeks ago.

He later relaxed the curfew.

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