- Governor Simon Bako Lalong has taken measures to contain further security threats in Plateau state
- Lalong on Sunday, August 15, announced a 24-hour curfew in Jos North local government area amid rising threats to the safety of lives and property
- The governor appealed to residents to abide by the curfew and allow security agencies maintain law and order
According to the governor, the curfew is necessitated by security reports which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and property within the area.
Legit.ng gathered that this development is coming hours after Lalong announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in three local government areas of Jos North, Jos South and Bassa.
The director of press and public affairs to the governor, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, who disclosed in a statement stated that the curfew takes effect from 2 pm on Sunday.
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In the statement shared on the official Facebook page of the govenor, Lalong revealed that the 24 hour curfew will remain in force until further notice.
22 killed as gunmen open fire on travellers
Lalong's action is coming a day after some travellers were shot dead by gunmen in Jos North local government area of Plateau state Read more:
The travellers were passing through Jos when they ran into the gunmen who opened fire on their vehicles.
Security sources as saying that at least 15 corpses have been deposited at the morgue of Plateau Specialist Hospital while the whereabouts of some passengers are yet to be known.
25 travellers killed in Jos buried in mass grave, victims identified
Twenty-five travellers killed by hoodlums at the Gada-Biyu area of Jos-Zaria road in Jos North local government area of Plateau state have been buried in a mass grave at Dadinkowa cemetery.
The Plateau state police command in a statement on Saturday, August 14, confirmed the attack, saying 22 persons died and 14 injured.
It was, however, gathered that the death toll rose from the previous 22 to 25 following a visit to the Plateau Specialist Hospital where the corpses were initially taken to.