By: Valentine Adese,
Plateau State Government has reassured the citizens of the state of their protection amidst the hostility that characterized this Friday morning, which has led to the crash of economic activities in Jos-North Local Government Area (LGA), the capital of the state.
In a swift press statement by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati, the state government urged citizens in the state to go about their businesses without fear of molestation or intimidation.
According to the government release, “Governor Simon Lalong said security agencies have been mobilized and are on red alert to track down the perpetrators. He assures that security agencies are on top of the situation and advice citizens to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation or intimidation.
You would recall that REALITY had reports that economic activities have been crushed this morning in Jos City, the capital of Plateau State, as hostility resumes again among residents.
REALITY Correspondent in an eye witness report can authoritatively state that, traders, marketers and buyers have abandoning transactions, closed their shops and finding safe places to hide themselves, while others are already finding their way home.
The tension according to our Correspondent, brews from Rukuba road-Gadabiu axes of the state capital, while the running and closing of shops are mostly tensed around the popular Terminus market.
For now, security operatives have calmed down the situation, as the city can now experience free flow of vehicular movements, but empty streets.
As at the time of reporting, sounds of gun shots rule the air in Gadabiu area of Jos-North Local Government Area (LGA).
Read the Full Press Statement of Plateau State Government Below:
“The attention of the Plateau State Government has been drawn to an attack along Rukuba Road in the early hours of Friday morning. The unfortunate action is generating tension in Jos the state capital.
“Plateau state commissioner of Information and communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati in a press release in Jos, this morning has expressed Governor Lalong’s condolences to the families of the bereaved and entire community where the incident took place.
“Gov. Simon Lalong said security agencies have been mobilized and are on red alert to track down the perpetrators.
“He assures that security agencies are on top of the situation and advice citizens to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation or intimidation.
“The statement by the information commissioner advises citizens to shun fake news, rumour mongering and provide relevant information to security agencies to ensure a secured and peaceful state.”
Mr. Yakubu Dati,
Commissioner of Information & Communication