Taraba Imposes Curfew On Jalingo Over Fresh Fulani/Kona Crisis

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Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State
By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Governor Darius Ishaku on Monday night  imposed curfew on Jalingo
following fresh outbreak of crisis in some communities in Kona and ATC areas near Jalingo.
This was contained in a statement by Mr Bala Dan Abu, the Senior Special Assistant to  the governor on Media and Publicity.
According to the statement, the curfew would run from 4:00 Pm to 6:00 am daily till further notice.
“In view of the fresh outbreak of crisis in some communities in Kona and ATC near Jalingo, the  Taraba  government has decided to impose a curfew on Jalingo and all the affected communities with immediate effect.
“The curfew is from 4:00pm to 6:00 am daily and it remains in force until further notice,” it stated.
The statement noted that 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.
There is mass movement of women and children from the affected communities to different parts of Jalingo the state capital following sporadic gunshots and burning of houses.
The violent clashes which happened in April 2019  resumed on Sunday but was curbed by security agencies only to resurface on Monday evening creating panic among residents.

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