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June 21, 2024

Plateau State govt imposes 24-hour curfew on Mangu LGA

By Tongnaan Bawa, Jos

Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Mangu Local Government Area, following recent attacks that led to loss of lives and properties.

The Governor, in consultation with the State Security Council, imposed the curfew on the entire Local Government Area to restore law and order.

In a statement signed by Gyang Bere, his
Director of Press and Public Affairs, said Consequently, movements within the Local Government have been banned until further notice except for security personnel and persons on essential duties.

Security agencies have therefore been directed to ensure total enforcement of the curfew.

The governor assured the people that government is working round-the-clock to restore peace and security in the state.

In a related development, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Mangu Local Government Area, Markus Artu, said
Students writing NECO Examination are exempted from the 24- hour curfew imposed by the State Governor Caleb Mutfwang.

The decision he said follows a due consultation with the State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang and other Critical stakeholders.

“I wish to announce that all students who are currently writing the National Examinations Council (NECO) Exam, are therefore, exeampted from the Curfew, this is to enable them complete the examination which was already scheduled before the unfortunate incident.”

“In addition, I wish to advise all students currently writing the examination to ensure they move around with their identity Card or any form of identification as Security agencies have been directed to ensure total enforcement of the curfew.

While I sympathize with all those who lost their loved ones during the attacks, I wish to appeal to all Citizens to remain calm, Peaceful and cooperate with the security operatives as government is doing everything possible to restore peace and normalcy in our dear council area Mangu and the entire state” He added.

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