The Plateau state government, Sunday, relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew earlier imposed in the state’s capital of Jos following a reported clash in the area.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state had imposed the curfew on Thursday, 14th September, 2017 after the clash that erupted in Jos, causing panic in the state.
However, in a statement signed the state’s Director, Press & Public Affairs, Samuel Emmanuel Nanle, said Governor Lalong became satisfied with the normalcy and security that has returned in the area and therefore, approved the relaxation of the earlier curfew.
The governor, in the statement, also assured residents of the state of continued security of lives and property and urged them to go about their lawful businesses as the affected area has become very peaceful.
“The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong having considered the improvement in the state of security, since the unfortunate incidence of Thursday, 14th September, 2017 which necessitated the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew, has with effect from Sunday the 17th September, 2017 approved the relaxation of the Curfew from 10pm daily to 6am of the subsequent day until further notice.
“The Executive Governor wishes to appreciate the swift response of Security Personnel and the wide spread community consultative meetings held by various community and religious leaders, which have come out with renewed commitments and resolves of all and sundry to be law abiding and peaceful.
“The Governor wishes to assure our citizens of the State that Security Personnel will continue to patrol flash points within the greater Jos-Bukuru Metropolis, and they will ensure that all security measures as are necessary to guarantee peace, security and compliance with the new curfew order are done, so as to avert any likely bridge of law and order.
“The Governor is therefore enjoining all citizens to go about their lawful business with the assurance that their safety is guaranteed. He further plead with all peace loving citizens to ensure that they cooperate with all Security Personnel and to report all acts by persons that are likely to constitute a bridge to the hard earned peace of the State.”