Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Tuesday, March 12, ordered the extension of the curfew imposed on Jalingo, the capital of the state, from dusk to dawn to 24 hours.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the extension of the curfew was contained in a statement released by Bala Dan Abu, the governor’s senior special assistant on media and publicity.
The statement said the governor directed all security agencies in the state to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew adding that the curfew remained in force until further notice.
It was learnt that there was wide jubilation in the state as Ishaku, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was winner of the governorship election.
It was learnt that the jubilation later turned violent with people throwing stones while properties were destroyed by hoodlums.
Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.
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.
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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?"
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