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INSECURITY: Taraba imposes 14hrs curfew on Jalingo



Curfew imposed in Taraba following clashes between APC and PDP supporters

Following renewed attacks on some communities, the Taraba state government has imposed a fourteen-hour curfew on Jalingo, the state capital

The state Governor, Darius Ishaku, had earlier in the day, stated that there was no curfew imposed on the state capital.

However, in a statement issued late Monday night by the Governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, it was announced that a curfew has been imposed on Jalingo till further notice.

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The statement in part reads, “In view of fresh outbreak of crisis in some communities in Kona and ATC areas near Jalingo today, Monday June 17, 2019, the Taraba State government has decided to impose a curfew on Jalingo and all the affected communities with immediate effect.

“The curfew is from 4pm to 6am daily. It remains in force until further notice.

“Security agencies in the state have been directed to enforce the curfew strictly to ensure strict compliance and quick return of peace to the affected communities.”

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