From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau Governor Simon Lalong has relaxed the 24-Hour Curfew in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State earlier imposed on on WednesdayAugust 18, 2021 from 6am to 6pm from today till further notice.
While the curfew in Bassa and Jos South Local Government Areas earlier imposed from 6 am to 6 pm has been review to 6 am to 10 pm.
The decision was made during a broadcast to citizens of the state by the governor in Jos today.
According to him, under the new arrangement, the curfew will be observed from 6pm to 6am daily beginning from today.
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 has 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 deployed more uniform and plain cloth personnel to observe the situation.