JUST IN: Gov Mutfwang Declares 24-Hour Curfew in Plateau LG

Caleb Mutfwang, the Plateau State Governor, has declared a 24-hour curfew on the Mangu Local Government Area of the state with immediate effect.

This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, noting that the decision followed the deteriorating security situation in the area.

“Governor Mutfwang took the decision 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.

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“He 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 expressed his sympathy to 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,” the statement partly read.

Hajara Musa, a resident of Mangu told WikkiTimes that there were clashes in the area on Tuesday morning, and smoke from the flaming houses could be sighted.

“We trekked out of our area. We are in the centre of the town now. We can see smoke from here all over our places and for now, there is no way to get out of the town,” she said.

She added that security operatives could be seen in some locations while the clashes ensued in some of the communities.

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