- Benue state government has imposed curfew on Katsina-Ala town in order to restore peace to the area
- The curfew was imposed by acting governor Benson Abounu, who urged people of the community to cooperate with security agencies
- Substantive governor of the state Ortom has also cut short his vacation to return home over security challenges
The government of Benue state has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Katsina-Ala town with effect from today, Monday, April 22.
The development which was announced by the government's chief press secretary Ede Ogaba Ede in a statement which was sent Legit.ng, was reportedly as part of efforts to restore peace to that part of the state.
According to the report, the acting governor of the state, Benson Abounu, urged the people of Katsina-Ala community to cooperate with security operatives by obeying the curfew and also warned causing trouble in the area or in other parts of the state.
Troublemakers, the government said, would be apprehended and made to face the law.
"The Benue State Government reassures the people that more security personnel have been deployed to Katsina-Ala to end the crisis, and it will continue to give security agencies every needed support to succeed," the statement added.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday, April 22, also cut short his annual leave over security challenges bedeviling the state.
The governor said he returned to join hands with major stakeholders to address the ongoing crisis in some border and other communities of Benue state.
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Ortom, who was on vacation outside the country, said the decision became necessary following renewed killings of innocent people and destruction of property by gunmen especially in the Sankera area of the state.
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