Benue State government imposes curfew on two local government
The Benue State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ukum and Katsina-Ala Local Government
Areas as part of measures to address insecurity there.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, disclosed this at the end of a security council meeting on
Wednesday in Makurdi.
Abounu 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 was 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.”