style[amp-boilerplate] Crisis forces Governor Lalong of Plateau State to declare indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos

Crisis forces Governor Lalong of Plateau State to declare indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos

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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has imposed a dusk-to-dawn

curfew in Jos over reported clash in the state's capital. Emmanuel

Nanle Samuel, the director of press and public affairs to the Governor

who gave the statement also said that the governor was surprised at

the tension that was building up in the state.

According to the statement, '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. 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'.

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