Simon Lalong, the Governor of Plateau State has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North in a bid to curb the security threats arising in the State.
This came hours after the Governor announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in three Local Government Areas of Jos North, Jos South, and Bassa over Saturday’s Rukuba killings.
At least 23 commuters were killed In an attack on Saturday by suspected gunmen.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham, The Governor’s spokesman on Sunday said;
“From 2pm of today, Sunday 15th August 2021, a 24-hour curfew will come into effect in Jos North Local Government Area.
“This is necessitated by security reports which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Government.
“The Governor, therefore, urges citizens 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.
“The Governor says the 24-hour curfew in Jos North Local Government will remain in force until further notice.
“Again, citizens are to note that the 24-hour curfew in Jos North will take effect from 2pm today 15th August 2021.”