The dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jos and Bukuru metropolis Friday has been reviewed; from 10:00pm to 6:0am each, day commissioner for information Hon Yakubu Dati told Journalists in Jos, Saturday evening.
“The dusk to dawn curfew imposed by the Plateau State Government has been relaxed from 10pm to 6am.
State Commissioner For Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati in a statement says the relaxation came following security reports on the relative peace in the affected areas.”
It will be recalled that the Plateau state government had imposed an indefinite dusk to dawn curfew on the state capital, Jos, on Friday, as possible solution to curtail further loss of lives.
Governor Simon Lalong had imposed the curfew on Jos north and Jos south local government areas following out break of fresh violence in Rukuba road which led to loss of 15 lives.
condemination of the incident, the Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly Barr Joshua Izang Madaki has join many Plateau citizens in condemning the Thursday night attack on residents of Rukuba Road Area and the disruption which followed, Friday, leading to deaths of innocent citizens.
In a press statement signed by Phillip Atsen, Director of Press, the Speaker stated that despite government effort in the sustenance of peace, these assailant are clearly bent in taking the state back to the dark days of frequent attacks.
The statement added that the attackers by their approach look to be very systematic and calculative, harping on the possibility of a reprisal which seems to have become the norm.
The Speaker therefore called on all residents of the state to show great restraint and give government and security agencies the opportunity to amply arrest the situation while assuring the contribution of the State Assembly to work round the clock with all government agencies to the safe return of peace in the affected areas of the state.
The curfew was announced by the acting Secretary to the Plateau state government (SSG) Richard Tokma, who was appointed early this week, following resignation of Hon Rufus Bature.
The dusk to dawn curfew affected business activities which do strive at night, as citizens were forced to retire home too early.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that security operatives molested residents of Jos north, particularly citizens living in Rukuba road before curfew hours, where the scene of the 15 death occurred.
Spokesman of the police command in Plateau state, DSP Terna Tyopev, had said police are in total control of the situation, insisting that normalcy has been restored in the affected areas.
“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.”
The reviewed curfew statement urged citizens to observed curfew hours in order to avoid harassments from security agents.