Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, has enforced a 24-hour curfew in the Mangu Local Government Area due to an escalating security crisis. The decision, communicated by the governor’s spokesperson, Gyang Bere, follows consultations with relevant security agencies and aims to prevent a potential breakdown of law and order in the affected region.
In the press statement released on Tuesday, residents were directed to adhere to the sit-at-home order, allowing only individuals on essential duties to move within the local government area until further notice. The move underscores the state government’s commitment to curbing the security challenges that have persisted despite ongoing efforts.
Governor Mutfwang expressed concern over the determined efforts of certain individuals to create an atmosphere of insecurity in the state. Despite the government’s continuous initiatives to address the activities of terrorist elements, security incidents have continued to pose a threat to the peace and stability of the region.
The governor extended sympathy to the families of victims and those injured in recent incidents, assuring them that the government remains unwavering in its commitment to achieving lasting peace. Mutfwang emphasized that the imposed curfew is a temporary measure, subject to review based on improvements in the security situation within the Mangu Local Government Area.
As Plateau State grapples with heightened security concerns, the governor’s decisive action aims to restore order and safety to the affected community. The review of the curfew aligns with the government’s adaptive approach to addressing security challenges and underscores the dynamic nature of efforts to ensure the well-being of residents.