Mr James Thomas, Executive Chairman of Karu Local Government Area in Nasarawa State has imposed a curfew on the council area as a measure to checkmate security threats.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Danbaba Magaji, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Chairman on Media and Publicity, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Karu on Monday.
According to Magaji, the chairman took the decision after an expanded peace and security meeting with all the security agencies in the area.
He added that the curfew is expected to take effect on Aug. 11, from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am, till further notice.
“It has become imperative for us to take a holistic approach to curb or checkmate the security threat in our area, even though we are enjoying relative peace in Karu LGA.
“But, we must work tirelessly and take all security measures to ensure we live in peace, considering our proximity to Abuja and criminals are using that as an option to take advantage.
”As such, we will take this as precautionary measures, from Thursday, till further notice,” Thomas was quoted as saying.
Magaji further revealed that the curfew once in effect would restrict all movements of vehicles, closure of all cinemas, bars and joints and all other activities in the local government. (NAN)