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Plateau declares dusk-to-dawn curfew in 2 councils

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos— Plateau State government, yesterday, declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local Government areas to curtail the spate of killings in the councils in the last one month.

The state government in a statement by the Secretary to State Government, Mr. Rufus Bature, said: “The curfew will be indefinite until the security situation and spate of attacks is effectively checked by security operatives.”

However, Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria and Chairman of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Mr. Emmanuel Loman, said the curfew was the last solution, having witnessed serious security threat in the two areas.

Meanwhile, Dachung Bagos, a resident, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to take immediate action to end the continued genocidal attacks which, he said, had threatened the corporate existence of citizens in Plateau State and rendered several villages and settlements extinct, since hostilities began.

“I am strongly appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari and drawing his attention to the plight of Plateau State citizens and requesting that immediate action be taken to stop the killings,” he said.



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