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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'.