Isaac Shobayo – Jos
GOVERNOR of Plateau State, Mr Simon Bako Lalong, has approved relaxation of a curfew imposed on Jos, the capital of Plateau State as result of the commotion that ensued between the Hausa and Igbo communities in the state over clampdown on IPOB in the south-eastern part of the country.
According to a statement signed by the Director, Press & Public Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, the curfew was relaxed as a result of the improvement in the state of security, since the unfortunate incidence of Thursday, 14th September, 2017 which necessitated the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew.
“With effect from Sunday the 17th September, 2017, the state government approved the relaxation of the Curfew from 10pm daily to 6am of the subsequent day until further notice.”
The Governor thanked and appreciated the swift response of Security Personnel and the wide spread community consultative meetings held by various community and religious leaders, which have come out with renewed commitments and resolves of all and sundry to be law abiding and peaceful.
He assured citizens of the State that Security Personnel will continue to patrol flash points within the greater Jos-Bukuru Metropolis adding that security agencies will ensure that all security measures as are necessary to guarantee peace, security and compliance with the new curfew order are done, so as to avert any likely bridge of law and order.
Governor Lalong therefore enjoined all citizens to go about their lawful business with the assurance that their safety is guaranteed and pleaded with all peace-loving citizens to ensure that they cooperate with all Security Personnel and to report all acts by persons that are likely to constitute a bridge to the hard-earned peace of the State.