Lalong orders fresh 24-hour curfew after invasion of palliative warehouses

The State Governor. Simon Lalong has ordered a fresh 24hrs curfew in Jos North and Jos South local government areas of the State. On Saturday morning, warehouses were ransacked as some residents got away with bags of grains donated according to the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as palliatives to the State. He said, “Fellow citizens of Plateau State, you will recall that I announced a 24-hour curfew in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas on 20th October 2020 in response to the disturbances that arose when hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests leading to the destruction of lives and properties. After an assessment of the situation, the curfew was relaxed from the hours of 6 am to 8 pm from yesterday 23rd October 2020. “However today, some hoodlums broke into the warehouses where palliatives delivered to the State by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development last week were stored awaiting distribution and carted them away. “By this, security agencies are directed to enforce the curfew and ensure that all violators are arrested and prosecuted. I call on all citizens and stakeholders to continue to cooperate with the Government in ensuring the peace and progress of Plateau State.”

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Breaking: Fire razes Terminus market in Jos

Traders from different ethnic nationalities in the early hours of Saturday, July 21, broke down in tears following a fire outbreak which gutted the popular Terminus Market in Jos. The market which is mostly populated by Igbo businessmen was said to have been destroyed some years ago following a bomb explosion which was allegedly linked with the Boko Haram Islamic sect. During the latest fire incident which was said to have started last night, several warehouses were burnt to ashes, The Punch reports. The total amount of money lost to the incident could not be ascertained as of the time of this report. The spokesperson of Plateau state police command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the fire incident. He said: “Yes, there was a fire incident at the popular Terminus market in Jos. Goods and warehouses were destroyed. The Plateau state Commissioner of Police (Undie Adie), and chairman of Jos North local government area were there to ascertain the level of damage and you will get the details from me later. “For now, we can’t estimate the total amount lost because of the fire because so many people were involved; the money lost unquantifiable because the fire incident was very severe.”

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