Gov Ortom imposes curfew on 2 LGs

The Benue State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ukum and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas.

The curfew was imposed as part of measures to address insecurity there.

The north-central state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu, who disclosed this at the end of a security council meeting on Wednesday said the curfew will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

”It is part of our efforts to tackle banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and general insecurity in the two local government areas,” Abounu told newsmen after the meeting.

He added that the Security Council also resolved to ban the use of motorcycles in the two areas “pending further review of the security situation”.

AbounU also, however, stated that movement of patients and pregnant women for medical attention using…

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