Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has approved the relaxation of dusk to dawn curfew imposed in the state following violent clashes.
The governor relaxed the curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
It would be recalled that following last Thursday’s clashes that resulted to the death of two persons, the state government imposed the curfew in Jos-Bukuru metropolis.
A statement on Sunday by Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Emmanuel Nanle, said that the decision to relax the curfew was due to improved security.
“The governor of Plateau, having considered the improvement in security, has approved the relaxation of the curfew to now start 10p.m. to 6a.m. with effect from Sunday, Sept. 17 till further notice.”
The governor in the statement appreciated the swift response of security personnel to contain the situation.
He said that the wide spread community consultative meetings held by various community and religious leaders, after the unfortunate incident has further united the people.
According to him, “the people have renewed commitments and resolved to be law abiding and peaceful.’’
Lalong assured the citizens of the state that security personnel would continue to patrol flash points within the greater Jos-Bukuru metropolis.
“All citizens are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses with the assurance that their safety is guaranteed,” the governor added.