Crisis: Plateau Relaxes Curfew
The Plateau State government has reviewed the curfew it imposed on Jos north and south Local Government Areas from 10pm to 6am daily.
The state Commissioner of Information, Yakubu Dati, confirmed that the curfew earlier imposed on the two local governments from 6pm to 6am “has been reviewed and is now 10pm to 6am.”
The state government on Friday imposed a dusk to dawn curfew to avert further breakdown of law and order following the violent protest that ensued after 11 people were killed on Thursday night around Rukuba road.
Meanwhile, calm has returned to Jos, Daily Trust on Sunday gathered. The skirmishes occurred around Rukuba road, Chobe, Katako junction, Zololo junction after angry youths and women from Rukuba road started a protest that turned violent.
The Operation Safe Haven Media and Information Officer, Major Adam Umar, told Daily Trust on Sunday that no death was recorded in the Friday morning skirmishes, but our correspondent reports that many people were injured and vehicles either destroyed or burnt.
However, as at yesterday, the capital was calm and many people were seen going about their normal businesses. The Commander of Operation Safe Haven, Major General Augustine Agundu, who called a meeting with youths of various communities around Jos, said the taskforce will work with all youth groups to ensure that peace is maintained in the state. General Agundu said, “how has it become so easy to kill someone? For some youths to go about blocking the road over what happened in another place will not be tolerated.”
“My job is to protect every law abiding citizen in Plateau State, your job is to tell me those who are causing trouble in the communities and I will deal with them,” he told the youth leaders.