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Plateau killings: Lalong lifts tricycle ban and relaxes curfew in Jos

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Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has relaxed the curfew set earlier on the state’s Jos North Local Government Area.

Lalong who announced this in a statement on Tuesday night also said the ban earlier placed on the operations of tricycles has been lifted.

It would be recalled that the curfew and ban on tricycles were invoked by the government in the wake of the recent attacks and killings in some parts of the state.

Plateau killings: Lalong lifts tricycle ban and relaxes curfew in Jos

Plateau killings: Lalong lifts tricycle ban and relaxes curfew in Jos

The statement signed by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut said.

“After a meeting of the State Security Council held on Monday 7th September 2021 at the new Government House Little Rayfield Jos, Governor Simon Bako Lalong approved that beginning from Tuesday 8th September 2021, the curfew in Jos North will be enforced from 10pm to 6am.

“This will tally with the current status of the curfew in Jos South and Bassa Local Government Areas which still remains from 10pm to 6am.

“Similarly, Governor Lalong also approved that beginning from Tuesday 8th September 2021, the ban placed on operations of tricycles will be lifted from 6am to 6pm daily. This means that no tricycle will be allowed to operate between the hours of 6pm to 6am.

“However, the ban on motorcycles within the Jos/Bukuru Metropolis remains intact as enforcement will continue to ensure that violators are arrested and punished according to the law”.



According to the statement, the government was working on innovations, legislation, and enforcement modules for enhancing the security, effectiveness, and availability of public transportation in the state, which it said will be unveiled in due course and is expected to address the major concerns of the citizens particularly as it relates to the safety of passengers.

Governor Lalong while appreciating the cooperation and understanding of the citizens during the period of the attacks and subsequent curfews, urged them to continue to support the government in restoring normalcy to enable the state resumes its normal trajectory of hospitality, opportunity, and productivity.

Lalong also thanked all stakeholders within and outside the state for their concerns and goodwill towards addressing the recent ugly developments, assuring that his administration will continue to pursue the path of peaceful coexistence while dealing with criminals and crises merchants who are bent on tarnishing the enviable image of the state.

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