Plateau imposes curfew in three LGAs

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau dissolves state cabinet
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau

The Plateau state government has imposed a dust-to- dawn curfew in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas following Sunday’s attacks by herders.

The attack, according to sources led to the killing of at least 86 persons.

The curfew was imposed to check possible breakdown of law and order in the state.

The herdsmen are reported to have invaded Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area where the deaths were recorded.

According Mr. Terna Tyopev, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), 50 houses, two cars and 15 motorcycles were burnt.

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack and warned that the government would not rest until the assailants were brought to justice.

Buhari on Sunday night on his twitter handle; @MBuhari, described the incident as “very painful and regrettable.’’

He condoled with communities and families of those affected by the dastardly act and said: “The grievous loss of lives and property arising from the killing in Plateau today is painful and regrettable’’.

The Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Mr Rufus Bature, has said that the dusk-to-dawn curfew was to avert a breakdown of law and order.

He added that movement has been restricted from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, except those on essential duties in the three council areas.

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