Plateau state government relaxes curfew in Mangu
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 11, 2023
Plateau state government has relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the Mangu Local government area.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Gyang Bere, the Director of Press and Public Affairs, to Governor Caleb Mutfwang.
The statement reveals that the decision was reached following a review of the security situation in order to allow for students sitting the National Examination Council and Junior Secondary School Examination to complete their Examination.
Consequently, movements within that local government would be restricted between 7Pm to 6am until further notice except for security agencies and those on essential duties.
Also concerned by the unfolding security disaster, the Nasarawa State Indigenous Tribes on the Plateau, NASITOP, has expressed its displeasure over the recent attacks on communities in Mangu and Barkin Ladi Local government areas of Plateau State.
In a statement signed by the acting secretary of NASITOP, Engineer Madami J. R. I and made available to Jay FM, the group says these deplorable acts of violence that have left many citizens in anguish and despair must be brought to an end by government and security agencies.
The statement further calls on government to investigate the iommediaate causes of the violent attacks and bring perpetrators to justice in order to serve as a deterrent to others.
NASITOP therefore calls upon Plateau residents to reject violence and embrace dialogue as a means of resolving disputes.
Lamenting the plight of victims of the attacks, the group appeals to government to as a matter of urgency, provide necessary support to the affected communities in order to ensure that they rebuild their lives.