Jos Curfew: Crisis Has No Ethnic Or Religious Backing – Lalon
Sequel to the unfortunate breach of peace along Rukuba road, Jos North LGA on 14th August 2021, where a convoy of commuters was attacked leading to killing of innocent persons, the executive Governor of Plateau State Rt. Hon. (Dr) Simon Bako Lalong, has stated expressly that the crisis is purely a criminal conduct and should not be given any ethnic or religious colouration.
The governor who stated this in a release on Saturday, deeply sympathize with the families of those who lost their loved ones, and those injured in the unfortunate event, called for calm and appealed to citizens to avoid any action or utterances that will further inflame the situation.
Lalong urged all in the state to continue to be vigilant and be security conscious and do everything possible to sustain peace and security of the State.
The governor has also impose curfew on Jos North, Bassa and Jos South Local Governments commencing 6pm to 6am from today, 14th August 2021, and has informed that the curfew shall remain in place subject to further review by the State Security Council.
While admonishing citizens in 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.
He assured all of the Government’s continued effort to monitor the unfolding situation and take further necessary measures to ensure the safety of lives and properties.