Friday, May 14, 2021

Gov. Lalong imposes curfew after killing of 14 in Jos violence


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Plateau State Government has imposed curfew in some parts of the state, following killing of 14 people along Rukuba Road on Thursday night.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the attack occurred opposite Kowa Hotel along the road around 7pm on Thursday.

The is generating tension in Jos, the state capital, as youths allegedly took to the streets in reprisals on Friday morning.

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A statement by the secretary to the state government, Richard Tokma, said the curfew was imposed following security breach in some parts of Jos North.

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“Sequel to 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-down curfew from 6p.m – 6a.m in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas with immediate effect.

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

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Earlier, the Plateau state commissioner of Information and Communication Yakubu Dati in a statement issued in Jos conveyed Mr Lalong’s condolences to the families of the bereaved and entire community where the incident happened.

Mr Lalong said security agencies have been mobilized to track down the perpetrators.

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He assured that security agencies are on top of the situation and advised citizens to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation or intimidation.

The governor therefore called on citizens to shun fake news, rumour mongering and provide relevant information to security agencies to ensure a secure and peaceful state.

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