Plateau State Govt lifts curfew in four LGAs

The Plateau State government has announced a total lifting of the curfew slammed on four local governent areas of the state on July 8 after an outbreak of fresh violence.

In a statement in Jos a while ago, the state’s commissioner for Information and Communication, Abraham Yiljab, said Governor Jonah Jang approved the lifting of the curfew after a careful review of the security situation in the state.

The statement reads, “Following a careful review of thee security situation in Plateau state, and after due consultation with the state security council, the Governor of Plateau State, Dr. Jonah Jang, has approved the COMPLETE lifting of the curfew earlier imposed on Jos North, Jos South, Riyom and Barikin Ladi LGAs with immediate effect.

“By this action government expects that citizens will use this period to work harder toward safer and more peaceful Plateau.

“They should reciprocate this gesture by avoiding any action that will lead to breakdown of law and order and cooperate fully with the security agencies.

“All citizens are enjoined to use this opportunity to pray fervently for the general well being of the state.

“A return to a no curfew therefore calls for extra vigilance by every citizen.

“Government also wishes the Muslim Ummah a happy Ramadan month.”

Yiljap Abraham
Hon commissioner of information and communication
PLATEAU STATE
20/7/12

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