The Plateau State Government has reviewed a 24-hour curfew imposed on the Mangu Local Government Area of the state. This was disclosed yesterday in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, stating the curfew is to be observed from 4 pm to 8 am until further notice.
The review followed an improvement in the security situation in the Mangu LGA after strategic engagements with community leaders within the council area as well as due to consultation with the state security council. Governor Caleb Mutfwang enjoined residents of the Mangu Local Government Area to strictly observe the curfew and refrain from taking laws into their own hands.
He also urged security personnel to enforce the curfew to avoid any breakdown of law and order. Recall that Mangu had experienced fresh attacks on 23rd of January that left at least 30 people, including women and children dead. The attack forced the state government to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew, with security agencies charged to bring the assailants to book.