Benue missing nine: Govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew in council ward

The authority of Ado local government area of Benue State on Sunday imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Apa ward of the local government area of Benue State.

This, according to the council chairman, James Oche was to curtail the lingering crisis that was likely to follow the missing of nine persons in the council area last week.

Oche said that in consideration of ugly developments of security concern within Ado Local Government of Benue State, “we hereby with immediate effect declare an unconditional curfew within Apa Ward from the hours of 6 pm to 6 am till further notice.

The chairman further said that in the pendency of the curfew, there shall be no movement of whatever kind within the geographical land space of Apa Ward except with the Chairman’s written approval first sought and obtained for critical emergencies.

” That all persons must shun all forms of criminal activities forthwith or be ready to face the consequences that will accrue from such acts as security agencies are ready to deal decisively with violators.

“That all travellers, transporters especially commercial cyclists known popularly as Okada and commuters must adhere to this curfew and no movement of whatsoever kind or for whatever reason will be tolerated.

“That all person resident within Apa Ward is advised to be security-conscious and report suspicious security concerns immediately.

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