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Plateau Government relaxes curfew

11 July 2012, 07:10

 Jos - The Plateau Government has relaxed the curfew it imposed on four local government areas of the state on Sunday.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Abraham Yiljap, said in a statement issued on Tuesday in Jos that the curfew would now run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m in the affected council areas of Jos North, Jos South, Riyom and Barkin-Ladi.

It would be recalled that the curfew was earlier imposed to run from 6 p.m. to 12.30 p.m., following the violence that resulted in the death of Sen. Gyang Dantong, and the Majority Leader in the state House of Assembly, Mr Gyang Fulani.

The duo died following a stampede which occurred as a result of an attack at a burial ceremony at Masei village, in the Riyom Local Government Area. It has been reported that more than 80 other people were also killed in the carnage.



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