Monday 30 August 2021


By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The Governor of Plateau State, after visiting Yelwa Zangam village in Jos North local Government Area (LGA), where many were killed recently in an attack has decided to maintain the enforcement of the ban on Commercial Tricycle in Jos/Bukuru Metropolis in Jos-North and Jos South respectively.

The Governor, who disclosed this in his statewide broadcast yesterday, while informing the citizens of the state on the state of insecurity, after the widely reported violence within the last two weeks in the state, has also explained that, he took “a tour of Jos metropolis to see things for myself”.


“I also engaged the security agencies to review the general security situation in the three Local Government Areas where the curfew was imposed, as well as, other parts of the State”. He added.

According to the Governor, “At the end of the review, Government took the following decisions:

  1. The curfew in Jos North is to be relaxed. Beginning from Monday 30th August 2021, the curfew shall be enforced from 6pm to 6am until further notice.
  2. The curfew in Jos South and Bassa is to also be further relaxed. As from Monday 30th August 2021, the curfew shall be enforced between 10pm to 6am until further notice.

iii. The Ban on Tricycles (Keke NAPEP) and hawkers remains in force within Jos/Bukuru metropolis.

  1. The Plateau Economic and Investment Summit earlier scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of September 2021 has been postponed. A new date will be announced and communicated to all our invitees. We apologise for any inconveniences this postponement might cause.

The Governor in his statewide broadcast called on the citizens of Plateau State, to realize that as people, they are facing a very difficult moment and they must work together to overcome.

He said, “There is an obvious plan by those, who desire to see Plateau in perpetual crises to employ all divisive methods to achieve their objectives. We must not allow them to use politics, religion, and ethnicity to divert our attention from their criminal activities.

“My determination as your Governor is to ensure that, I encourage all citizens to embrace one another and use peaceful means to settle any disagreement. I shall continue to ensure that we build the capacities of our security agencies including the Operation Rainbow, the newly trained three thousand vigilantes, as well as our traditional institutions to be able to respond promptly and effectively to criminals so that we can enjoy peace and tranquility.

“I call on all citizens of Plateau State to work in synergy and promote the long standing ideals of accommodation, tolerance, love, hardwork godliness and forgiveness which we are known for. Plateau State remains the Home of Peace and Tourism”.

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