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Benue State Imposes Curfew In Two Local Govt Areas

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

This was announced by the state’s Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, who said the curfew was imposed to address the insecurity witnessed in the areas.

Abounu who disclosed that the security council also resolved to ban the use of motorcycles in the two areas “pending further review of the security situation”, said movement of patients and pregnant women for medical attention using motorcycles where there were no vehicular presence would be allowed “after thorough investigation.”

The Deputy Governor told newsmen after the security meeting; “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.”

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