Post election violence, Taraba gov imposes 24 hours curfew in Jalingo

Mr. Darius Ishaku, Taraba state governor has on Tuesday instructed a 24 hours curfew in Jalingo the state capital.

The governor senior special assistant, Mr. Bala Dan, disclosed his boss directive via a statement issued to the public.

Ishaku has since ordered security men in the state capital to ensure all Jalingo residents comply to the directive.

The governor said the decision was to restore peace and order in the estate.

Huge celebration that followed the announcement of Ishaku as the governor elect turned violence with some people destroying  properties.

The governor had on Monday imposed curfew in the state capital.

Mr. Hassan Mijinyawa, chief press secretary to the governor, announcing the curfew order said it will be observed from 6pm to 6am daily.

A curfew that has since been extended to 24 hours.

Mr. Magaji Sunday speaking to WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) in a telephone from Jalingo disclosed that Taraba state is on fire, ” the decision of the governor to impose 24 hours curfew is in the best interest of the state”.

If the curfew was not imposed, the violence will spread and go out of control, he added.

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