Plateau Imposes Curfew On Two Council Areas Over Killings


The Plateau State government today declared a dusk to dawn curfew in  Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local government councils of the state over the incessant killings in the councils over the past month.

According to a statement signed by the Secretary to State Government, Mr. Rufus Bature, the curfew is from dusk to dawn

“The curfew will be indefinite until the security situation and spate of attacks is effectively checked by security operatives,” he said.

Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria and Chairman of Barkin Ladi local government area, Mr. Emmanuel Loman said the curfew is the last solution having witnessed serious security threats in the two areas.

Vanguard quoted a resident, Dachung Bagos, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to take “immediate action to end the continued genocide attacks which have threatened the cooperate existence of citizens in Plateau state and rendered several villages and settlements extinct.

“I’m 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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