Taraba election crisis reportedly leaves 8 dead, 56 on treatment

Taraba election crisis reportedly leaves 8 dead, 56 on treatment

- At least eight people died while 56 others were injured in the recent election violence in Taraba

- The Federal Medical Centre Jalingo, the capital of the state, provided the breakdown of the victims

- The hospital said some had gunshot injuries while other victims had life-threatening wounds

The recent election crisis in Taraba state left eight people dead while at least 56 others are undergoing treatments following injuries they sustained during the violence that resulted in the imposition of a curfew.

The development was confirmed by the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo, according to a report by Daily Independent.

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The report said figures released by the hospital showed that five persons died before they arrived the hospital while three died at the medical facility as a result of the crisis.

Out of the 56 injured people, 42 were on admission while 12 were treated and discharged. The hospital added that 36 people had life threatening injuries; 47 had mild injuries; 23 had stabbed wounds; six had gunshots and three had arrow wounds.

Legit.ng earlier reported that 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 extension of the curfew was contained in a statement released by Bala Dan Abu, the governor’s senior special assistant on media and publicity.

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.

It also reported that the Directorate of State Service (DSS) in Taraba state arrested and paraded three suspects with over 300 permanent voters cards (PVCs).

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According to the report, the acting state director of the DSS, Tunji Bakari, paraded the suspects in Jalingo, the state capital.

He said the arrest followed information the police received in collaboration with other security agencies.

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