Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jos North Local Government on Sunday following the killing of 23 commuters

A statement says the curfew will be observed from 6pm to 6am daily beginning from Thursday 19th August, which will also apply to Bassa and Jos South Local Government Areas.

The decision was reached after the State Security Council meeting held at the Government House Rayfield on Wednesday.

He expressed outrage over what he called the “desperation of criminals bent on causing mayhem in the State”, following cases of isolated attacks, which led to loss of lives and destruction of properties in parts of Jos North and Bassa LGAs during the 24hr curfew.

Desist from threatening lives and properties of citizens or be ready for a showdown with security forces who have been directed to be tough with anyone causing a breach of the peace”, the Governor said.

The Governor also reiterated that the prohibition on processions was still in force.

It could be recalled that 23 commuters were killed on Rukuba road while returning from a religious function in Bauchi.

RN