Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has lifted the curfew imposed on three Local Government Areas of the State.
The local government includes; Jos North, Jos South, and Bassa.
In a statement to newsmen on Friday night by Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut.
Lalong directed security agencies to 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.
The statement read, “The Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has directed the total lifting of the existing curfew in Jos North, Jos South, and Bassa Local Government Areas earlier imposed on September 8, 2021, from 10 pm to 6 am as part of efforts to curb the insecurity witnessed some months ago.
The Governor gave the directive after a State Security Council Meeting held at the Government House Rayfield Jos where the Council reviewed the security situation in the affected Local Government Areas and the State in general.
On the strength of deliberations at the meeting and the advice of the Security Council, the Governor directed that the existing curfew be lifted with effect from Friday 17th December 2021 until further notice.
He 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 advised the security agencies to ensure that they deploy security personnel throughout the State and gather requisite intelligence to thwart any attempt by criminals who might want to carry out their nefarious activities during the season and cause a breach of the peace.
Meanwhile, the total ban on motorcycles within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis is still in force while their operations in other Local Government Areas will stop at 8 pm. Tricycles within the metropolis will continue to operate on the existing template of 6 am to 6 pm only.”