The Plateau state government on Sunday imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in three Local Government Areas of the state.
According to reports, more than 100 bodies have now been recovered and over 200 injured in the latest attacks by herdsmen on Akwati, Ruku, Nghar, Kura Falls and Kakuruk in Gashish district, as well as Rakok, Kok and Razat villages in Ropp district Local Government Areas of the state. It was gathered that several houses and churches were also set ablaze by the attackers.
Protesting the killings, residents in the affected communities barricaded the Bukuru expressway in Jos, smashing vehicles and injuring road users. It was said that the incident led to escalation of violence from Barkin Ladi to Jos South Local Government Area.
Secretary to the state government, Rufus Bature, in a statement, said the curfew is to prevent further loss of lives.
“The Plateau State government has imposed curfew in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South to avert a breakdown of law and order. Movement is restricted from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., except those on essential duties” Bature stated.