Following the improved security situation in Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau, Gov. Caleb Mutfwang has further relaxed the earlier imposed curfew in the locality.
In a statement issued by Mr Gyang Bere, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to Mutfwang on Monday in Jos, the government announced that the curfew would now run from 8:00 p.m. to 7;00 a.m,
The governor explained that the adjustment in the timing of the curfew was made after careful consideration and consultation with the State Security Council.
He said that it was also to allow residents resume their agricultural and economic activities, in order to continue their contribution to the overall development of the state.
Mutfwang encouraged the community leaders, irrespective of their faith or ethnicity, to continue their strategic engagements, aimed at nurturing trust, fostering tolerance, and promoting better understanding among the people.
While urging the residents of Mangu LGA to adhere strictly to the curfew by remaining indoors between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.,, the governor enjoined them to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.
He also called on the security personnel to fulfill their constitutional responsibility of ensuring effective enforcement of the curfew, to prevent any breach of law and order.
While expressing gratitude over the cooperation and support received so far from all concerned, Mutfwang urged the community to maintain its collaboration with the security agencies to ensure the complete restoration of peace and order in the area. (NAN)