IPOB: Cur­few in Jos Po­lice to de­ploy na­tion­wide – IGP Rivers Mus­lims re­act With­drawal: Abia gov, Army dis­agree S/East govs meet to­day

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Lami Sadiq (Jos), Isi­aka Wak­ili & Ron­ald Mu­tum (Abuja), Victor Edozie (P/Har­court), Li­nus Ef­fiong (Umuahia) & Emma Elekwa (Awka)

Plateau State Gov­er­nor Si­mon La­long yes­ter­day im­posed a dusk to dawn cur­few on Jos and Bukuru Me­trop­o­lis.

This fol­lowed re­ports of clashes in the city as news spread that north­ern­ers were be­ing at­tacked in the south east.

The Di­rec­tor of Press and Pub­lic Af­fairs to the gov­er­nor, Samuel Em­manuel Nanle, said in a state­ment that the gov­er­nor also di­rected the de­ploy­ment of se­cu­rity per­son­nel to all flash points within the me­trop­o­lis to en­sure com­pli­ance with the cur­few and to avert any fur­ther breach of law and or­der.

Photo: NAN

From left: Chief Imam of Mile 1, Cen­tral Mosque Port Har­court, Khal­ifa Mur­tala; Leader of Hausa Com­mu­nity in Port Har­court, Al­haji Isa Madaki; and Vice Pres­i­dent-Gen­eral, Rivers State Coun­cil for Is­lamic Af­fairs, Al­haji Abd Nasir, dur­ing a news con­fer­ence on the at­tack on their mem­bers at Oyigbo in Rivers State yes­ter­day

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