The Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has declared a 24 hour curfew on Mangu Local Government Area of the state with immediate effect.
This is following the deteriorating security situation in the area.
Governor Mutfwang’s decision comes after consultations with the relevant security agencies.
He stated that only persons on essential duties are allowed to move within the Local Government area until further notice.
In a statement by Gyang Bere, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor of Plateau State, the Governor urged all citizens, especially residents of Mangu Local Government area, to comply with the directive and assist the security personnel by providing reliable information to restore peace and order in the area.
He lamented that some people are still determined to create an atmosphere of insecurity in the state, despite the government’s efforts to end the activities of terrorist elements.
He sympathized with the families of the victims and the injured, and assured them that the government will not relent in ensuring lasting peace in the state. He promised that the curfew will be reviewed as soon as the security situation improves.