Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew in the Jos North Local Government Area of the state following an isolated attack on Yelwa Zangam community where people were murdered and properties destroyed.
Suspected murderous Fulani herders, Tuesday night, invaded Yelwan Zangam and launched a deadly assault on the defeceless people leading to the killing of many residents.
A resident of the area said vigilante members had reported recovered 37 bodies, with many of them burnt beyond recognition.
A statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, Dr. Makut Simon Macham revealed that the curfew would avail the security operatives to forestall the breakdown of law and order.
The statement reads: “Plateau State Government has reinstated the 24-hour curfew earlier relaxed in Jos North Local Government Area following growing tensions arising from the attack on Yelwa Zangam village of the local government where people were killed and properties destroyed.
“According to Governor Simon Lalong, the 24 hours will come into force from 4 pm, today Wednesday 25th August 2021 until further notice.
“The proactive decision became necessary following imminent threat to lives and properties within the Local Government Area and the need to forestall the breakdown of law and order.
“It will also enable security agencies to deploy appropriately to maintain security as the search for the attackers of the villagers continues.”
Medical personnel, journalists and others on essential duties are excempted from the curfew.