Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gun Men Kill 25 People In Renewed Violent Attacks At Jos

In the wake of the recent attacks and killings of residents in northern Plateau state in the last two weeks, the state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Bassa local government area where people were recently killed.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the government said the 6 pm to 6 am curfew follows the attack in the morning in Dong and Rafiki communities which led to the loss of lives and destruction of property.

The release, signed by the secretary to the Plateau state government, Rufu Bature, said the decision was to curtail further attacks.

The governor’s aide called on the affected communities to embrace peace, saying efforts were on to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the problem.

“Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew.

“Law abiding citizens are advised go about their lawful businesses.

Plateau State has witnessed at least four attacks since President Buhari visited the state on Thursday, last week.

It was gathered that some yet-to-be identified armed men in the early hours of Tuesday also attacked and killed 25 people in Bassa.