Seriki Adinoyi in Jos.
Military task force deployed to restore peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi State has placed a ban on the movement of cattle and herdsmen after 7pm in all its areas of operation as part of efforts to sustain the peace in the states.
Commander of the task force, Major General Tagbo Ude issued the ban on Thursday after a town hall meeting between various community leaders, village heads and Ardos of Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Jos South and Mangu local government areas in the state.
Ude also emphasized the need to live together calling on all parties involved to consolidate on the hard earned peace the area. He also appealed to them to embrace peace that has returned to the communities.
He noted that he was not unaware that some of the challenges faced by some internally displaced persons returned to their homes to meet that their lands have been sold off or are being illegally occupied.
”Due to the security challenges, a lot of people had left their homes but many returned to meet that their lands have either been sold or are being occupied illegally.
“We are however happy that displaced persons in Lomak and Baka in Riyom have returned to meet their homes and lands intact”, he said.
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