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Plateau Government Orders Police To Arrest Peaceful Protesters Demanding End To Rising Killings




The Plateau State Authorities has warned residents towards staging a protest over the latest killings within the state.

There was stress within the state of latest after 22 travellers returning to Ondo State from Bauchi had been killed on August 14 alongside Rukuba freeway in Jos North Native Authorities Space of the state.

The travellers had gone again to Bauchi State for an Islamic programme and had been on their manner again to Ondo State once they had been attacked.

Subsequently, Jos was enveloped in stress following the killing of 35 individuals in Ahwol Ward of the Naraguta neighborhood in the identical LGA.

Simon Lalong, the state governor, additionally declared a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and dusk-to-dawn restriction in Jos South and Bassa LGAs.

In an announcement on Tuesday, Dan Manjang, state Commissioner for Info and Communication mentioned the federal government has obtained info that some residents are planning to carry an illustration on Tuesday.

Describing the protest as pointless, Manjang urged the organisers to drop the concept within the curiosity of peace and safety.

The assertion learn, “It has come to the discover of the Plateau State Authorities that there are rumours of a deliberate protest starting tomorrow Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

“Whereas the federal government acknowledges and respects the fitting of residents to peaceable protest, it nevertheless reminds most people that the ban on public procession by no matter guise and identify continues to be in pressure notably at the moment that the state continues to be nursing its wounds from the latest assaults that affected some components of the state.

“Authorities subsequently warns the organisers of the purported protest to drop the concept within the curiosity of peace and safety. Safety brokers have been positioned on purple alert to rise as much as the problem by arresting anybody who violates this directive.

“The federal government additionally enjoins all regulation abiding residents to go about their regular duties with none worry of molestation or intimidation.

“Mother and father are additionally suggested to rein of their wards and proceed to help the Authorities in working for the restoration of complete normalcy to the state.”



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