Taraba Governor Declares Curfew Over Violence


Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, the Taraba state governor, declared a curfew from 7pm to 6am because of the violence following the governorship election result announcement.

The statement made public on April 13, Monday, maintains that the move was necessary to forestall the anticipated political violence in the state.

Vanguard learned that at least six people had been killed at Sunkani, the capital of Ardo Kola LGA as a result of the post-election crisis.

Unrest has already been recorded in Jalingo, Ardo Kola, Gasol and Sadauna LGAs of Taraba state.

A brother of Mark Useni, the speaker of Taraba state House of Assembly, was reportedly killed by gunmen in Takum local government area.

According to The Punch update, at least three people have been killed in Jalingo and the house of the Secretary to the State Government has been razed.

Reacting to the outcome, Dickson Ishaku (PDP) urged his supporters to maintain peace in the state as he said:

I appreciate the people of Taraba state who came out enmass to vote for me, destiny can be delayed but can not be changed, am appealing to all my supporters to remain calm as we as responsible people are following the issue with wisdom.”

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