The Plateau State government Wednesday declared a dust to dawn curfew in Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local government councils of the state to curtail the spate of killings in the councils in the last one month.
The State government in a statement signed by the Secretary to State Government, SSG, Mr. Rufus Bature, the curfew is from dusk to dawn.
It reads, “The curfew will be indefinite until the security situation and spate of attacks is effectively checked by security operatives.”
However, the Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria and Chairman of Barkin Ladi local government area, Mr. Emmanuel Loman said the curfew is the last solution having witnessed serious security threat in the two areas.
Meanwhile, Dachung Bagos, a resident appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to take “immediate action to end the continued genocide attacks which have threatened the cooperate existence of citizens in Plateau state and rendered several villages and settlements extinct.”
He added, “I’m strongly appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari and drawing his attention to the plight of Plateau State citizens and requesting that immediate action be taken to stop the killings.”