Simon Lalong  Plateau Governor declares dusk to dawn curfew

Lalong also directed that security personnel be deployed to various flash points in the state to maintain law and order.

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Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong

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The Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong has declared a dusk to dawn curfew in the state.

This is coming after many people were reportedly injured during a clash between Hausas and Igbos in the state.

Lalong also directed that security personnel be deployed to various flash points in the state to maintain law and order.

The Governor, in a statement signed by his spokesman, Emmanuel Nanle Samuel said “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. 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.

“The governor wishes to assure all citizens that the security and welfare as the primary concern of government is assured by the Rescue Administration. He is therefore enjoining all citizens to go about their business with the assurance that their safety is guaranteed. He further appealed to all religious and community leaders, neighbourhood vigilantes as well as all law abiding citizens to ensure nobody is allowed to take advantage of this unfortunate situation to engage in criminality.

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 “The governor wishes to restate that Plateau state remains home to all citizens of Nigeria irrespective of religion, ethnic extraction or political persuasion. He therefore enjoins all peace loving citizens to ensure that nothing is allowed to upset the hard earned peace in the state.”

According to reports, several properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed during the deadly clash.

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