Following endless acts of violence in some local government areas, Plateau State government has ordered the restriction of movements across farms and communities in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Jos East, Mangu, Wase, Langtang North and Langtang South Local Government Areas between 10pm and 5am with immediate effect.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Chirtip Bello, the personal secretary to the state Commissioner for Information and made available to newsmen yesterday in Jos.
The statement reads in parts: “Security agencies in the state have been directed to enforce the order on the restriction of movements and to set up their surveillance across the state. These urgent and drastic actions taken by government have become necessary in order to end the recent crises and wanton loss of lives and Properties in the affected areas.
“As people go about their legitimate businesses we call on citizens to always be security conscious and to report any suspicious movement of persons to the security personnel.”
The statement also added that “the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has been directed to provide relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons in the affected areas and to take records.
“People should, however, continue to go about their legitimate activities as government has already taken decisive steps to avert future occurrence.”

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