Plateau Government Imposes 24Hour Curfew in Bokkos As Soldiers Kill Two During Protest

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Two youths were killed by the men of Nigerian Army while they were protesting the killing of the Plateau Monarch, the Saf ron Kurele of Bokkos.

However, Governor Simon Lalong – through his media aide, released a statement condemning the attacks and appealing for understanding and restraint. Lalong promised that government is doing everything within its power to bring the perpetrators of the act to book.

The governor of the state, Hon. Simon Lalong – through his media aide, released a statement condemning the attacks and appealing for understanding and restraint. Lalong promised that government is doing everything within its power to bring the perpetrators of the act to book.

“The crime of the youths is that they were protesting the attack on “Danan and Tasha Makarfi” villages by Fulani herdsmen Wednesday night.

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Meanwhile, the Plateau State Security Council has imposed a 24 hour curfew on Bokkos Local Government Area following the protest that followed the brutal murder of the paramount ruler of Bokkos and some of his aides.

Rising from an emergency meeting of the Security Council over the unfortunate incident, Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, in a statement advised the general public and residents of the affected areas to comply with the imposition of the restriction order and cooperate with security personnel deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

Angry youths of Bokkos had on Thursday protested the murder of the paramount ruler of Bokkos, Saf Ron-Kulere, Lazarus Agai and three others on Monday evening.

The aggrieved youths took to the streets protesting and blocking the highway between Bokkos and Barkin Ladi to express their grievances on the killings.

The Plateau State Police Commissioner, Olakunle Oladunjoye, explained that contrary to insinuations that that the traditional ruler was shot, he died as a result of the vehicle losing control after the driver of his vehicle was shot.

 

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