STF Imposes Curfew on “Okada” Riders in City of Jos

Channels Television  
Updated December 12, 2011
Blast Kills 1, Injuries 11 in Jos

The special task force in its effort to ensure that peace prevails in Jos and environs as the Christmas celebration approaches and following last Saturday’s explosions in some parts of the city has announced the ban on riding of motorcycle after seven in the evening.

In a statement signed by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ikemefuna Okafor for the force Media and Information Officer, riding of motorcycles is only permitted from six in the morning to seven in the evening while the enforcement of the ban will be strictly monitored for effectiveness as defaulters will be prosecuted.

As normalcy returns to the affected areas of last Saturday’s explosions, Chief Medical Director of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Dr. Pam denied reports that over twenty victims were brought to the hospital for treatment following the explosions.

Dr. Pam while speaking with Channels Television in Jos says that eleven victims of the explosions were brought to the hospital for various degrees of injuries; three have been discharged while others are in the wards receiving treatment and are responding. He confirmed that there was no death among those brought into the hospital while no one died in the course of treatment.

Special Task Force spokesperson, Captain Charles Ekeocha also confirmed to Channels Television that only one person died in the triple explosions on Saturday. He stressed that the Task Force Commander Major-General Seun Oshinowo went round all the hospitals where the victims are receiving treatment and no person died as a result of injuries sustained as the victims are responding to treatment.

Media reports (Punch Newspaper) however claim the death toll has risen to four.