24 Hour Curfew Imposed On Jalingo, As Election Violence Escalates In Taraba

The dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, has been extended to 24 hours, to contain the spread of political violence to other parts of the State.

The extension of the curfew, follows a fresh violence in the city on Tuesday, after Governor Darius Ishaku of PDP, was declared winner of the State’s Governorship Poll.

The Governor, in a statement, by his media adviser, Bala Dan Abu, directed security agencies in the State to enforce the curfew.

The fresh political violence follows wild jubilation that greeted the declaration of Governor Ishaku, as the new Governor.

Several people were killed, houses, billboards and shops destroyed in the violent protest against the results of the poll.

Meanwhile, the Hausa/Fulani community in Jalingo has called for Federal Government’s intervention in the attack on members of the community in the city.

Spokesman of the community, Alhaji Musa Garba, says several members of the community had been killed in the past four days.

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