Following fresh civil unrest in the Plateau state capital, Jos, on Friday, governor Simon Lalong has imposed an indefinite dusk to dawn curfew on Jos north and Jos south local government areas till further notice.
The curfew was announced by the acting Secretary to the Plateau state government (SSG) Richard Tokman.
The curfew was imposed on the Plateau state capital following escalation of the killing of 12 people Thursday night at Rukuba road in Jos north area to other parts of Jos.
A statement by spokesman of the police command in Plateau state, DSP Terna Tyopev, however said police are in control of the situation.
“The combine security is out to contain the situation in Jos. As such, members of the public are to remain calm and law abiding. Patrol of the area is being intensified and investigation in the crime has commenced.”
DSP Tyopev said the injured are been treated “others sustained gun shot injuries and were rushed to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos and are currently receiving treatment.”
The curfew statement urged citizens to observed curfew hours to avoid harassments from security agents.