IPOB: Plateau Governor Imposes Dusk To Dawn Curfew |The Republican News


Plateau State Governor, Mr Simon Lalong

Friday Olokor, Jos


Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong on Thursday imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos metropolis.

A terse statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Affairs in Government HouseDr Emmanuel Nanle, said the decision was to forestall the breakdown of law and order in view of the crisis in Abia State.

He said, “Following the unfortunate reaction and rumours within the Jos Metropolis in response to the agitation by Independent People of Biafra in South Eastern Nigeria, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has directed an immediate imposition of a curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm – 6amwithin the Greater Jos – Bukuru Metropolis, until further notice.

“This is to forestall any break down of law and order.

“The Executive Governor has directed the immediate deployment of security personnel to all flash points within the Jos Metropolis to ensure compliance with the curfew and to avert any further breach of the peace.”  (

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El-Rufai Imposes 24hr Curfew On Three LGAs Due Attack On His Convoy |The Republican News

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna

Following the Tuesday attack on the convoy of the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed on three local government areas in Kaduna State. The local government areas are Zangon-Kataf, Kaura and Jema’a.

The Kaduna State Security Council said it took the step based on credible intelligence about risks to lives and property in the affected areas.

This is just as the governor appealed for calm over the attack on him, urging citizens not to respond to the action by demonstrators in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area on Tuesday.

El-Rufai’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement that the decision to impose curfew on the three LGs was taken by the State Security Council shortly after its meeting on Wednesday.

The spokesman added that the council also reaffirmed the ban on all processions and unlawful assembly throughout the state.

The meeting, chaired by  El-Rufai, the statement added, was attended by the Deputy Governor, Barnabas Yusuf-Bala; Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh; and Director DSS, Mohammed Wakili;  among others.

The governor and his entourage were reportedly pelted with stones and some of the vehicles were damaged after the governor addressed some demonstrators after the Kaduna State Security Council meeting. (

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