Following certain bad happenings in the state and around the country, the government has decided to impose a curfew on Jalingo, the state capital to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
This was disclosed in a broadcast by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on the 24th October 2020.
The government stated that the curfew will run from 11pm on Saturday 24th October, 2020 to 8am on Monday 26th October, 2020 as government will thereafter review the situation.
Part of his speech reads thus;
“At about 5pm in the evening of today, Saturday, the 24th day of October 2020, vandals forced their way into government warehouses and looted essential commodities meant for distribution as palliatives in the state.
“Similarly, troublemakers are continuing to lay siege on the streets of the state capital which informed government’s decision to impose the curfew to stop the situation from degenerating into mayhem.
“As a responsible government, this step has become necessary to protect lives and properties of our dear people.
“The security agencies have been directed to be extra vigilant and stop trouble makers from seizing the opportunity to cause further destructions.
“This, they must do within the confines of the law and by protecting the human rights of our people.
“Let me specifically appeal to our teeming youths to be law abiding so that their disposition can help government tame the hoodlums perpetuating this breach of public
He calls on all law-abiding citizens to remain calm and not panic as their security is guaranteed.