Following the Thursday clash between some Igbo traders and Hausas in Plateau State, the state governor Simon Lalong has imposed an indefinite curfew in Jos, the State Capital.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Samuel Lalong, Samuel Nanle, the curfew was as result of a clash that ensued between the Igbo and Hausa communities in Jos.
Sources said the clash has left many persons injured.
He said the incident was as a result of report from Abia State that some Hausas were being attacked in Umuahia by members of IPOB.
In order to forestall further break down of law and order, the State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos.
His statement reads in full.
“Following the unfortunate reaction and spread of rumours within the Jos Metropolis in response to the agitation by Independent People of Biafra in South Eastern Nigeria, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has directed an immediate imposition of curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm – 6am) within the Greater Jos – Bukuru Metropolis, until further notice.
“This is to forestall any break down of law and order. The Executive Governor has directed the immediate deployment of security personnel to all flash points within the Jos Metropolis to ensure compliance with the curfew and to avert any further breach of the peace.”