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Curfew imposed on Jalingo over renewed attack

  • Gov Darius Ishaku declared a curfew in Jalingo over fresh crisis
  • Curfew to run from 4pm to 6am daily
  • Says curfew was necessary in light of rising insecurity, urges strict compliance

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba has imposed curfew on Jalingo following fresh outbreak of crisis in some communities in Kona and ATC areas near Jalingo.

This was contained in a statement by Bala Dan Abu, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on media and publicity on Monday, June 17.

According to the governor, the curfew will run from 4:00 pm to 6:00 am daily till further notice:

“In view of the fresh outbreak of crisis in some communities in Kona and ATC near Jalingo, the Taraba government has decided to impose a curfew on Jalingo and all the affected communities with immediate effect.

“The curfew is from 4:00pm to 6:00 am daily and it remains in force until further notice,” he said.

He noted that security agencies in the state had been directed to enforce the curfew to ensure strict compliance and quick return of peace to the affected communities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was mass movement of women and children from the affected communities to different parts of Jalingo, the state capital, following sporadic gunshots and burning of houses.

NAN recalls that violent clashes which happened in April 2019 resumed on Sunday but was curbed by security agencies only to resurface on Monday evening creating panic among residents.

Meanwhile, three suspected gun manufacturers who were arrested by police in Taraba were freed by some youths who sacked a divisional police station in Wukari town of the state.