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Plateau Govt relaxes curfew this Wednesday

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Plateau state government says, based on an assessment of the security situation in the state and, upon the recommendation of the Plateau State Security Council, it has approved the relaxation of the curfew imposed on Jos South and Jos North local government areas, with effect from Wednesday, 28th October, 2020.

By this directive, the curfew is hereby relaxed to commence, from 6am to 12 midnight, beginning from Wednesday 28th October until further notice. No movement will be allowed between the hours of 12 midnight to 6am.

Citizens are advised to go about their lawful businesses without any fear, as security agencies have been directed to ensure effective patrols and surveillance to protect lives and property.

They have equally been directed to identify and arrest any individual or group of persons that engage in any acts of criminality, including looting, arson, vandalism and threat to lives and property in the state.

The state governor, Barrister Simon Lalong, after going round areas affected by the recent wanton acts of vandalism, arson and destruction in company of the Plateau State National Assembly Caucus, expressed deep sadness over the level of destruction of both public and private properties and the magnitude of loss recorded.

While appealing to the youths to desist from such disgraceful acts, he warns that those caught engaging in such activities will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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