In light of the happenings of August 22nd which led to the imposition of the curfew in Jos North, Jos South local government areas and the ease on the 8th of September, 2021 with the timeframe of 10pm to 6am, the executive governor of Plateau state, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has directed the complete lifting of the curfew in the aforementioned LGAs.
The Governor who gave the directive after a State Security Council Meeting held at the Government House, Little Rayfield Jos where the Council reviewed the security situation in the affected Local Government Areas and the State in general demanded that with effect from Friday the 17th of December, 2021, the curfew be lifted until further notice.
Gov. Lalong also directed that in place of the curfew, the relevant security agencies should mount well coordinated and round the clock checks in strategic areas of the State to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the people during the yuletide season.
He further advised the security agencies to ensure that they deploy security personnel throughout the State and gather the necessary intelligence and information to thwart any attempt by criminals who might want to perpetrate their nefarious activities during the season and cause a breach of the peace.
In view on the total ban on motorcycles within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis, the governor said that it was still in force whereas operations of motorcycles in other Local Government Areas will stop at 8pm. Tricycles within the metropolis will continue to operate on the existing template of 6am to 6pm only.
The governor further commended the citizenry of the state for their patience, understanding and cooperation during the period of the curfew. He urged them to be security conscious and highly vigilant, reporting any criminal activity to the security operatives with their domains for prompt action.
Gov. Lalong also praised the security agencies for their sacrifices and patriotic service, urging them to continue to do more as the State Government will do its best to support them in carrying out their mandate of securing lives and properties.