Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has approved the relaxation of the reinstated curfew imposed in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas.
The state government said the relaxation of curfew will commence from 6am to 12 midnight beginning from Wednesday 28th October untill further notice. No movement will be allowed between the hours of 12 midnight to 6am.
It would be recalled that this is the second time that curfew would be relaxed by the state government after hoodlums broke and looted Covid-19 palliatives in different warehouses across the state.
Lalong, in a statement through the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, expressed deep sadness over the level of destruction of both public and private properties and the magnitude of loss recorded.
Lalong adviced citizens to go about their lawful businesses without any fear as security agencies have been directed to ensure effective patrols and surveillance to protect lives and property.
It reads in part: “They have equally been directed to identify and arrest any individual or group of persons that engage in any acts of criminality including looting, arson, vandalism and threat to lives and property in the State.
“The Governor after going round areas affected by the recent wanton acts of vandalism, arson and destruction in company of the Plateau State National Assembly Caucus, expresses deep sadness over the level of destruction of both public and private properties and the magnitude of loss recorded.
“While appealing to the youths to desist from such disgraceful acts, he warns that those cought engaging in such activities will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”