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

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

There has been pressure within the state of current after 22 travellers returning to Ondo State from Bauchi had been killed on August 14 alongside Rukuba freeway in Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

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

Subsequently, Jos was enveloped in pressure 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 Information and Communication mentioned the federal government has obtained info that some residents are planning to carry an indication 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 notice of the Plateau State Government that there are rumours of a planned protest beginning tomorrow Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

“While the government acknowledges and respects the right of citizens to peaceful protest, it however reminds the general public that the ban on public procession by whatever guise and name is still in force particularly at this time that the state is still nursing its wounds from the recent attacks that affected some parts of the state.

“Government therefore warns the organisers of the purported protest to drop the idea in the interest of peace and security. Security agents have been placed on red alert to rise up to the challenge by arresting anyone who violates this directive.

“The government also enjoins all law abiding citizens to go about their normal duties without any fear of molestation or intimidation.

“Parents are also advised to rein in their wards and continue to support the Government in working for the restoration of total normalcy to the state.”

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

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