Curfew imposed on Jos after skirmishes
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State yesterday imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Jos North and Jos South LGAs of the state after the killing of 11 persons around Rukuba Road Thursday night sparked a reprisal yesterday morning.
The reprisal led to skirmishes around Jos, causing a breakdown of law and order around flashpoint areas such as Chobe, Katako junction, Anguwan rukuba, Tina junction and Zololo junction. Many passers-by were attacked while vehicles were smashed and burnt around the city.
A statement imposing curfew which was signed by the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Sir Richard Tokma, said Lalong approved the imposition of curfew from 6am to 6pm in the local government areas.
Operation Safe Haven Media and Information Officer, Major Adam Umar said 11 persons were killed on Thursday night but no person was killed yesterday. The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District and former governor of the state, Jonah David Jang, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong to resign from office following the killing of 11 persons which sparked riot Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) seemed divided over presidential primary in Bauchi State yesterday.
The directive by the national headquarters of the party that a direct primary election should be conducted in the state left the party divided in the state.
The state chapter of the party had earlier decided that an indirect primary Abductors of the 12 crew members on-board a Swiss cargo ship recently hijacked off the coast of Port Harcourt are demanding a yet undisclosed amount as ransom for their release.
A naval source close to in Jos yesterday.
Jang, a presidential aspirant under the PDP while condemning the attack on Thursday night said it had become “dangerous to trust the Commander-inChief with our security.”
He called on youths and people of Plateau State to be law abiding but to also rise up to defend themselves election and later adopted Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar as the sole candidate of the party, a move rejected by the three other aspirants of the party. After much delay, our reporter who went round some of the wards in Bauchi metropolis observed that there was no election taking place.
Further findings at the INEC office revealed that a team which went out to monitor the process did not the rescue team deployed in search of the victims told
that the amount demanded was higher than N500 million.
Those abducted are from the Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, and Bosnia. The source also within the perimeters of the law.
The senator in a statement signed by his Media Consultant, Clinton Garuba said the recent surge in killings was a damning appraisal of the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Plateau State.
…Jang asks Buhari, Lalong to resign Exercise holds only in Bauchi gov’s ward
witness any activity in any of the wards.
An INEC staffer who was part of the monitoring team said they did not witness any election.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar visited his Makama Sarkin Baki Ward at around 5:30pm where he affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term. Apart from the governor’s ward, there was no other ward in the metropolis where the primary was held.
Kidnappers of ship crew demand ransom
said the kidnappers had vowed to kill them one after the other if their demands were not met.
According to the source, the suspects have opened up channel of negotiation with government officials, but could not say how far it had gone as at Thursday.