Nigeria: The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has directed an immediate imposition of curfew from dusk to dawn (6pm – 6am) within the Jos – Bukuru Metropolis, "until further notice".
This follows the outbreak of riots by some groups in some parts of the city, reportedly in retaliation to the recent Abia clashes.


In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, the governor said he has equally directed the deployment of security personnel to all flash points within the metropolis
This according to him is "to ensure compliance with the curfew order and to avert any further breach of law and order."
The Governor in the statement expressed "great dismay" at the 'sudden build up' of tension in the city on account of the conduct of some "disgruntled elements", who have decided to throw the metropolis into confusion on account of their "negative reaction" to the agitations of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Matthias Terna has equally assured that the police have seized control of the security situation in the state.
Rumours of clashes in the northern part of the city broke out Thursday evening reportedly in reaction to the IPOB clashes in Nigeria's southeast region.