The Plateau State Government has relaxed the curfew earlier imposed on Jos North and South Local Government Areas from 6am to 8pm as from Friday October 23, 2020 until further notice.

A statement by the Secretary to the Government of the State Proffesor Danladi Atu said the decision was reached after painstaking deliberations with critical stakeholders and careful assessment of the security situation that led to the skirmishes in some parts of the affected local government areas, last Tuesday.

It said the government was not unmindful of citizen’s constitutional rights to hold lawful assembly or stage peaceful protests as long as these are carried out within the extant laws of Nigeria.

It noted that the Government has for now also resolved to ban forthwith any processions and protests under whatever guise in order to safeguard the lives all citizens of the state.

This, according to the statement, is to enable the Government isolate and deal with those who are bent on disrupting the peace of the State.

It urged all law abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without fear of molestation as government has put all necessary measures in place to ensure the maintenance of law and order across the state.

Josiah Buzun