Plateau Local Government declares 24-hour curfew over terror attacks
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on June 19, 2023
The Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau have declared a 24-hour curfew in the council area.
In a statement made available to the public, the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee of the Local Government Area, Markus Artu, vehicular movement of any sort is prohibited. The statement adds that only security personnel and workers on essential duty will be allowed to move. The declaration of the curfew followed a fresh invasion of some communities in the area by terrorists. Although the exact casualty figure could not be verified as of the time of bringing you this report. We now have Honorable Markus Artu on the line to tell us more on then happenings in Mangu Local Government. Good morning sir and thank you for joining us on the news. First off, can you tell us what the atmosphere is like in Mangu as at this morning? Can you confirm that four local governments were at the receiving end of attacks and have there been any arrests so far? Do you have the casualty figures handy, and what is the level of attention given to the injured?
Similarly, the Arewa Christian and Indigenous Pastors Association, ACIPA, is calling on the federal government and the legislators of the tenth Assembly to as a matter of urgency salvage Plateau state from the menace of insecurity. In a news briefing by the ACIPA Chairman Reverend Shehu Luka at the TEKAN headquarters in Jos the association notes with grave concerns the ongoing mayhem and genocide in Mangu, Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas. Reverend Luka describes the unfortunate incidents as systematic and planned attacks by militias across Northern Nigeria with particular reference to Christians.
The ACIPA Chairman is also urging the suspended Local Governments chairmen and their sponsors not to resist their due process of removal but to obey the law that allow a smooth democratic process.