by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The management of Jos North Local Government Council has observed with concern, the panic and rising tension in the city of Jos due to the sit-at-home order declared by the secessionist group, the Independence People’s of Biafra (IPOB).
The action has created unnecessary anxiety and fear in the minds of people and led to the disruption of normalcy in the city of Jos on Monday afternoon.
A statement signed by Philip Eplong, who is Senior Information Officer for Jos North Local Government, indicated that the Jos North Local Authority appeals to citizens to remain calm and go about their normal businesses without any fear whatsoever.
The Council assures that it has fully mobilized all security agencies to protect lives and property of all law abiding citizens and to also prevent any breakdown of law and order.
The statement adds that, “Any person or group found disrupting the, under any guise, will be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.”
The statement called on citizens to provide security agencies with information about suspicious activities of unscrupulous elements, noting that “security is everyone’s business.”