by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has relaxed the 24-hour curfew in Jos North Local Government Area of the State earlier imposed on Wednesday, 18th August, 2021. The new schedule will take effect, from 6am to 6pm from today, Monday 30th of August, 2021, till further notice.
Similarly, the curfew in Bassa and Jos South local government areas earlier imposed, from 6am to 6pm, has been reviewed to 6am to 10pm, also till further notice. The decision was made during a broadcast to citizens of the state on Monday morning in Jos.
The governor, however, warned trouble makers to desist from threatening lives and property or be ready to face the wrath of government, adding that, security agencies have been directed to deal with anyone causing breach of the peace in the state.
He decried the desperation of criminals whom he said, were bent on causing mayhem in the state, saying that, in spite of efforts to address insecurity in the state, there were still isolated attacks in some areas of Jos North and Bassa local government areas during the curfew. According to him, with the review of the curfew in Jos North, security agencies would mount permanent checkpoints in highly vulnerable areas, and deploy more uniform and plain-cloth personnel and also observe continuously the conduct of residents.