BREAKING: Governor Mutfwang Declares 24-Hour Curfew in Plateau LG

BREAKING: Governor Mutfwang Declares 24-Hour Curfew in Plateau LG

  • The Plateau state government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Mangu local government area
  • This became necessary following the rising insecurity that has caused continuous chaos in the area
  • The state governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has urged residents to cooperate with the declaration to help effective security operations journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Jos, Plateau - Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has announced a 24-hour curfew for the Mangu Local Government Area, effective immediately.

The governor's Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, confirmed this decision on Tuesday, January 23.

Governor Mutfwang has been forced to declare a 24-hours
Mangu local government has been plagued with several attacks over the past few months. Photo Credit: Caleb Mutfwang
Source: Facebook

The move responds to the worsening security conditions in the specified area.

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As quoted by Punch, the statement reads:

“Governor Mutfwang took the decision after consultations with the relevant security agencies.
“He stated that only persons on essential duties are allowed to move within the local government area until further notice."

Governor Mutfwang's appeal to residents

The governor has called upon all residents, particularly those in the Mangu Local Government Area, to adhere to the instructions and aid security forces by offering trustworthy information to reestablish tranquillity and order in the region.

He expressed regret that despite the government's endeavours to curb the actions of terrorist elements, some individuals persist in creating an environment of insecurity in the state.

Governor Mutfwang conveyed his condolences to the families affected by the incidents and assured them that the government is committed to achieving enduring peace in the state.

He pledged that the curfew would be reconsidered once there is an improvement in the security situation.

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In another report, the law enforcement authorities deployed tear gas against 16 dismissed members of the Plateau State House of Assembly affiliated with the PDP.

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Reports indicate that armed police and other security personnel obstructed the entry of the ousted PDP lawmakers into the assembly chambers.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: