A dusk-to-dawn curfew of 6pm to 6am has been imposed in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital from Monday March 11 2019 till further notice.
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, made the announcement in a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa. The governor however did not make known the reason for the action.
The statement in part reads “The Taraba state Government has imposed dusk to dawn curfew on Jalingo, the state Capital from today, monday 11th of March 2019 until further notice “The Curfew will run from 6pm to 6am daily.
However some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials, key agents of political parties and observers involved in collation of elections results are exempted.
“Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku enjoined the people of the state to continue to be law abiding and urge security agencies to ensure strict compliance.”
Meanwhile, the governor Darius Ishaku has won in eight of the eleven local government areas declared in the state. His closest rival, Sani Danladi of the All Progressive Congress won in three local government areas.
Aisha Alhassan of the United Democratic Party, UDP, is trailing behind governorship candidate of the APC with no local government won. Collation is ongoing at the headquarters of the INEC and headquarters in Jalingo.