Lalong announces 24-hour curfew in Jos North, South

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Plateau Governor Simon Lalong has announced a 24- hour curfew in Jos North and South with effect from 8pm of Tuesday 20th 2020.

According to the governor, the curfew is till further notice.

In a statement signed by Lalong, all forms of protests are banned in the two Local Governments Areas of Jos North and Jos South.

This followed the violent turn of #ENDSARS protests in the two local governments where 10 vehicles were burnt and shops looted by suspected hoodlums.

The statement read, “all public and private businesses are to shutdown activities immediately while parents are strongly advised to rein in their children, youth and wards to forestall further breakdown of law and order. Only those on essential services will be allowed to move around to their duty posts.

“Security agencies have been directed to ensure that the curfew is enforced as defaulters will be arrested and prosecuted.

“While the Government of Plateau State concedes to the constitutional rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit and watch hoodlums take the law into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the entire State.

“I wish to reiterate the resolve of our administration in working assiduously to maintain the peace that the people of the State have laboured hard to build over the years.

“Let me again call on the protesters to pursue the path of constructive engagement and dialogue since the Government has started implementing their demands,” he said.

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