The Plateau State Government has imposed a dusk to down curfew in three local government areas of the state, following escalation of the Barkin Ladi violence to Jos South Local Government Area.
A statement by the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Rufus Bature, 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.
People protesting the killings in Barkin Ladi this afternoon, barricaded the Bukuru, Jos express way, smashing vehicles and injuring road users.
According to reports, more than 100 bodies have so far been picked while over 200 people are currently receiving treatments in various hospitals in the State after heavily armed gunmen invaded the affected areas including Exland, Gindin Akwati, Ruku, Nghar, Kura Falls and Kakuruk all in Gashish district as well as Rakok, Kok and Razat villages all in Ropp district of the local government area, shooting sporadically, killing people, injuring others and setting structures ablaze.