The Plateau State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of the state following civil unrest in parts of the two areas.
The Acting Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Mr Richard Tokma announced this in a statement issued on Friday in Jos.
Tokma said the decision to impose the curfew followed serious security report from on areas.
“Sequel to the security breach in parts of Jos North and Jos South, Gov. Simon Lalong has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the two local government areas with immediate effect, ” he said.
The SGS stressed the determination of the state government to ensure safety of lives and properties of its citizens and called on residents of the state to be calm and law abiding.
He also urged residents to report suspicious movements in their vicinity to the security agencies for prompt action.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had reported that unidentified gunmen have allegedly killed family of nine in Rukuba road community of Jos North Local Government Area, a development that sparked up tension in the community and other parts of Jos metropolis.
DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau Police Command confirmed the incident to NAN.
The PPRO, who could not confirm the accurate number of deaths, said that lives were lost, while many others were severely injured.