Plateau Residents Defy Curfew, Troop Out In Search Of Food

Residents of Jos North, Plateau State, on Wednesday defied the curfew positioned on the native authorities space by Governor Simon Lalong and trooped out en masse to seek for meals. 

Governor Lalong had on August 15 declared a 24-hour curfew within the LGA following the bloodbath of about 22 vacationers on Saturday by hoodlums.

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The 24-hour curfew adopted the sooner dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on three native authorities areas within the state (Bassa, Jos South, and Jos North) because of safety threats and rigidity witnessed by residents in some elements of the state.

SaharaReporters learnt that some residents thought the state authorities would calm down the curfew after 24 hours in different to allow them to purchase meals gadgets.

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“Our hope was dashed as Governor Lalong and his security team refused to relax the curfew because of the fear of the unknown,” a resident stated.

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Sahara Reporters gathered that on the gate of University of Jos senior workers quarters, which is situated on the Bauchi Ring Road, college students had been boarding automobiles to get out of the realm.

At Maza Junction, villagers had been in a rush to get meals gadgets like pepper, tomatoes, rice, beans, roasted corn.

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 Security officers appeared helpless whereas attempting to implement the curfew.

Some college students expressed displeasure with the scenario and referred to as on the Plateau State Government to supply a palliative for the folks if it’s not keen to calm down the curfew.

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Some villagers who got here to promote perishable meals gadgets at a well-liked market referred to as Angwan Rukuba had been very indignant with the extended curfew interval, describing the choice of the federal government as insensitive.

A supply advised SaharaReporters that some safety operatives had been accumulating cash from college students to move them out of the areas affected by the curfew

“Some of the students paid as much as N2,000 to the police and other security operatives, just to get out of Jos North, ” the supply stated.

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