Gov Caleb Mutfwang Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Plateau Over Religious Riot

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Governor Caleb Mutfwang has implemented a 24-hour curfew in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State due to increasing security issues.

The governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday. Bere stated that the decision was made to prevent a breakdown of law and order after consulting with security agencies.

Residents are urged to follow the stay-at-home order, with the exception of essential travel within the local government area.

The statement also mentioned that despite the government‘s efforts to combat acts of terror, the Governor is frustrated by certain individuals who continue to incite fear.

“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 added.

The most recent development followed the burning of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) and other church structures by persons believed to be herders who appeared from the nearby bushes.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.