By Chioma Iruke
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut, the decision to re-impose the curfew which will begin by 4pm on Wednesday, followed imminent threat to lives and properties in the council area.
“Plateau State Government has reinstated the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed in Jos North Local Government Area following growing tensions arising from the attack on Yelwa Zangam village of the Local Government where people were killed and properties destroyed.
“According to Governor Simon Lalong, the 24 hour will come into force from 4pm, today Wednesday 25th August 2021 until further notice.
“The proactive decision became necessary following eminent threat to lives and properties within the Local Government Area and the need to forestall the breakdown of law and order. It will also enable security agencies deploy appropriately to maintain security as the search for the attackers of the villagers continues,” the statement said.
Recall, the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the council area was relaxed last week to dusk-to-dawn alongside two other LGAs of Jos South and Bassa.