Breaking: Curfew announced in Taraba as tension takes over state

Breaking: Curfew announced in Taraba as tension takes over state

The government of Taraba state headed by Darius Ishaku, on Monday, March 11, announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Jalingo, the state capital just days after the governorship election.

A statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa, announced that the curfew, which is indefinite, would take effect from Monday, March 11, 2019, until further notice.

The statement, according to Channels Television, is expected to run from 6pm to 6am daily.

The statement, however, said INEC officials, key agents of political parties and observers involved in the collation of election results would be exempted.

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The statement said the governor urged the people of the state to be law abiding.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Saturday, March 9, condemned the arrest of some top PDP supporters in Taraba by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Ishaku made the condemnation after casting his vote at Kofan Serki Jukun polling unit 004 in Takum.

The governor said the DSS had arrested Danladi Baido, a member representing Karim Lamido/Lau federal constituency and Idi Mali, chairman of Karim Lamido local government council. He said that it was unfair to intimidate opposition in an election.

According to him, “I got information that there were plans to arrest my key supporters during the elections and I made it public through a broadcast and it still came to pass.

“Why will supporters of the opposition party be arrested, detained and prevented from voting by security agents?"

Earlier, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the announcement of the Taraba governorship and House of Assembly election result to Monday, March 11.

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The commission's returning electoral commissioner, Professor Adamu Iya, made this known at the INEC state headquarters in Jalingo at about 8.40pm on Sunday, March 9.

The announcement was reportedly expedient following the delay in the result of some local government areas in the state.

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