Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has cut back on the hours for the mandatory curfew in Jos, the state capital.
The curfew which was introduced following a clash between suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and some northerners in Port Harcourt, Rivers State was put in place to wade off a potential revenge attack on residents of Igbo descent.
Formerly pegged to run from dusk till dawn, the curfew has now been reviewed and will now start from 10pm to 6am until further notice.
Speaking about the reason the curfew was adjusted in a statement signed by spokesperson for the governor, Samuel Nanle the review is necessary because there is now better security in the state.
“The executive governor wishes to appreciate the swift response of security personnel and the wide spread community consultative meetings held by various community and religious leaders, which have come out with renewed commitments and resolves of all and sundry to be law abiding and peaceful,” it read.
“The governor wishes to assure our citizens of the state that security personnel will continue to patrol flash points within the greater Jos-Bukuru metropolis, and they will ensure that all security measures as are necessary to guarantee peace, security and compliance with the new curfew order are done, so as to avert any likely bridge of law and order.
“The governor is therefore enjoining all citizens to go about their lawful business with the assurance that their safety is guaranteed.