BREAKING: PLATEAU STATE GOVT RELAXES CURFEW

By: Valentine Adese and Alfred Saiki,

Plateau Government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew it imposed yesterday on Jos-North and south Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

The Plateau State Government has relaxed the curfew, earlier imposed between, 6.00am to 6.00pm to 10.00pm to 6.00am, after reviewing the situation that led to the imposing of the curfew.

Disclosing this review and time change, the State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Mr.Yakubu Dati in a statement this evening, Saturday, 29th September, 2018, stated that “the relaxation came following security reports on the relative peace in the affected areas.”

Adding that, “Twenty four hours ago, a dusk to dawn curfew was imposed on Jos-North and Jos-South Local Government Areas (LGAs) following disturbances within Jos and its environs, which led to the imposition of the curfew.”

You would recall that Plateau State Government had 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 had 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 also 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.

 

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