Yakubu Busari, Jos
The Plateau State Government has imposed 6pm to 6am curfew in two Local Government Areas of the state, Jos North and Jos South following attacks by gunmen that left some 15 persons dead.
To stop the further breakdown of law and order, the governor had to issue the directive with immediate effect, asking the people to remain calm and report any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agents.
Secretary of the state Government , Richard Tokma who signed the statement on Friday said “Governor Simon Lalong has approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the two local government areas with immediate effect, ” he said.
At least no fewer than 15 persons were reportedly killed as at Thursday night by a group of unknown assailant with nine members of one family dead in the attack in Bassa Local Government.
A group of heavily aimed men took advantage of the downpour that lasted several hours to unleash mayhem on the poor defenseless civilian at Majijin village, leaving deaths in their trail.
However, there was violent protest that marred Rukuba Road/ Gada Biyu area suburbs of Jos North LGA on Friday morning following the killing of fifteen persons in Capro, a community in Rukuba Road by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Information available to our medium revealed that Gada Biyu Police Outpost was touched by the protesters while two tri-cycles popularly known as Keke NAPEP were burnt to ashes.
The aggrieved protesters torched shops along Gada Biyu down to Rukuba Road were seen locked while parents and guardians withdrew their wards from schools.
The situation was almost getting out of hand until the re-enforcement of joint security operatives who adopted high professional method to take control of the situation.
The incident occurred at about 8PM yesterday when attackers suspected to be Fulani invaded the community and attacked three houses killing fourteen people of which nine were from one family.
The protest was staged against the observed laxity of the security operatives who on arrival at the scene of the scene began indiscriminate arrest of innocent mourners. All efforts to speak with the STF spokesman, Major Umar proved abortive as his number wasn’t going through.
However, spokesman of the State Command of the Nigeria Police, DSP Mathias Tyovex says after receiving the report, the police mobilised Patrol Teams immediately to the scene of crime.
Some victims of the arrack are currently receiving treatment at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos