Killings of 22 Muslim commuters: Lalong imposes 24-hour curfew

Gov Lalong

Plateau governor, Simon Lalong has imposed curfew on North Jos area of the state in the wake of the killings of twenty-two Muslim commuters in Rukuba enroute to Ondo State.

The lockdown is in order to stem the wave of violence that enveloped the area.

A statement on Sunday morning by Lalong’s spokesman,Dr. Makut Simon Macham, declared: “From 2pm of today, Sunday 15th August 2021, a 24-hour curfew will come into effect in Jos North Local Government Area.

 “This is necessitated by security reports which indicate rising threats to the safety of lives and properties within the Local Government.

 “The Governor therefore urges citizens to abide by the curfew and remain indoors to allow security agencies maintain law and order and deal with those bent on causing chaos.

“The Governor says the 24 hour curfew in Jos North Local Government will remain in force until further notice.

“Again, citizens are to note that the 24 hour curfew in Jos North will take effect from 2pm today 15th August 2021.”

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