Residents of Jos metropolis, Plateau State, on Saturday, cried out over the scarcity of meals objects and different important commodities of their areas following the re-imposition of 24 hours curfew within the space, Daily Trust studies.
The residents additionally complained in regards to the hike in costs of meals objects after the directive.
The 24 hours curfew was re-imposed by the state authorities following the killing of members of the Anaguta ethnic group on Tuesday in Yelwa Zangam neighborhood of Jos North LGA.
Residents who got here out to search for meals complained in regards to the state of affairs.
Yakubu Busari, a resident of Janta Adamu, mentioned folks within the space had been discovering it very tough to deal with the state of affairs, saying the curfew, although essential, had resulted in hardships within the space.
He mentioned, “Getting the food is problematic. Many people don’t have money because they have to go out before they can get some money to buy food.
“Recharge cards are not available because many shops are not operating.
“The situation may result in theft and other criminal activities within the community.”
Peter Azi, a resident of Laminga, mentioned, “The curfew is seriously affecting residents of my area in all aspects of their life. People can’t go to town to access health care services.
“Food items and other essential commodities are very scarce because sellers of the items often go to the town to supply them and the town is locked.”
Hamza Musa, a resident of Anguwan Rogo, mentioned, “To me, the government by now should relax the curfew. People are hungry and should be allowed to go out and source food to eat.
“When hunger becomes unbearable and people decide to go out, the government may not control people.”
While calling for the lifting of the curfew, many residents urged the federal government to deploy safety personnel in any respect flashpoints to guard lives and property.