Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has declared an indefinite dusk to dawn curfew on the state capital, Jos.
The governor announced the measure Thursday evening, September 14, through a statement by his spokesperson, Emmanuel Nanle and following reports of disturbances in parts of Jos.
“Consequently, the Governor has directed an immediate imposition of curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm – 6am) within the Greater Jos – Bukuru Metropolis, until further notice,” Mr. Nanle said.
He said security agencies had been directed to effect strict compliance with the curfew.
“The deployment of security personnel to all flash-points within the metropolis has also been directed to ensure compliance with the curfew order and to avert any further breach of law and order.”
PREMIUM TIMES report that the violence in some parts of Jos on Thursday evening was quickly curtailed by security officials.