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Ortom imposes 24-hour curfew, bans use of Toyota Corolla in 3 Benue LGs

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has imposed dusk-to-dawn curfew in Ukum, Katsina-Alla and Logo local government area of the state, following the killing of Terkura Suswam, the elder brother of Senator Gabriel Suswam, on Tuesday night.

Mr Ortom, who disclosed this on Thursday after the State Security Council meeting held at the Government House, Makurdi, said the curfew is between 6:00pm to 6:00am.

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According to him, the council also banned the use of Toyota Corolla old model vehicle known in Benue as ‘duck yansh’ in the three local government areas.

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He said: “the State Security Council at its expanded meeting today resolved that the ban on motorcycles earlier restricted to two local government areas in Sankera axis (Katsina-Ala and Ukum) has been extended to Logo Local Government.

“The council also resolved to ban the use of Toyota Corolla old model known as ‘Duck yansh’ in the three local government areas of Sankera axis.

“Those using it for a commercial purpose must ensure its documentation and must go to motor park to load.

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“So also has the council imposed a curfew from 6:00pm to 6:00 am on the three local government areas.”

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