Massacre in Jos ; Lalong imposes curfew on 3 LGAs.
In a bid to stop further killings of innocent Nigerians , the Plateau state government has imposed Night Curfew On Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs of the state
The directive is sequel to the unfortunate orgy of killings along Rukuba road, Jos North LGA on Saturday the 14th August 2021, where a convoy of commuters were attacked leading to killing of 23 and 23 others Sustained Injuries.
Lalong in a statement in Jos through his Media aide Dr Simon Makut Macham and made available to Sunday Independent, said the imposition of curfew on the 3 affected LGAs is based on the briefings he has received on the situation from the relevant heads of security agencies.
According to Governor Lalong,”The reports indicate that 23 of those attacked lost their lives while 23 others persons sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment with. 26 others rescued unhurt”
He added that so far, 20 suspects have been arrested and the security agencies are conducting investigations to get to the bottom of the matter.
“Having reviewed the reports and monitored the unfolding scenario, Government is concerned about the persisting tensions and reported attempts by some persons to take the laws into their hands by threatening to attack individuals and private facilities, as well as public property.
” In order to avoid further deterioration of the situation and to protect lives and properties of citizens, I have directed the imposition of curfew on Jos North, Bassa and Jos South Local Governments commencing 6pm to 6am from today, 14th August 2021.”
According to Lalong,the curfew shall remain in place subject to further review by the State Security Council.
He urged all citizens of the state to abide by the directive to enable security personnel maintain law and order in the affected areas and deal with those attempting to foment trouble by taking advantage of the situation to perpetrate crime.
Lalong assured the people of his state that the state Government will continue to monitor the unfolding situation and take further necessary measures to ensure the safety of lives and properties.
He deeply sympathize with the families of those who lost their loved ones, and those injured in the unfortunate event and called for calm.
Lalong appealed to the citizens of his state to avoid any action or utterances that will further inflame the situation, describing Saturday incident as
purely a criminal conduct and should not be given any ethnic or religious colouration.
” Let us continue to be vigilant and be security conscious and do everything possible to sustain peace and security of the State.” He stressed…