Fresh Attack: Governor Lalong Reinstates 24-Hour Curfew in Jos North

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FRCN Abuja

Plateau State Government has reinstated the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed in Jos North Local Government Area following growing tensions arising from the attack on Yelwa Zangam village of the Local Government.

Also, the 6pm to 6am curfew in Jos South and Bassa LGAs still remains in place until further notice.

Governor Simon Lalong stated that only people on essential duties such as health personnel, journalists, fire service and para-military and others, are to be exempted from the curfew but should carry means of identification with them at all times.

The Governor sympathised with the victims and called for restraint.

He urged the people of the state to allow Government handle the matter and prevent mayhem and destruction in the State.

According to Governor Simon Lalong, the 24 hours will come into force from 4pm, today Wednesday 25th August 2021 until further notice.

The proactive decision became necessary following eminent threat to lives and properties within the Local Government Area and the need to forestall the breakdown of law and order.

It will also enable security agencies deploy appropriately to maintain security as the search for the attackers of the villagers continues.

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