Women Protest In Jalingo Over Monday Night Attacks

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Women in Jalingo protesting killings.
By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Hundreds of Kona women on Tuesday took to the streets of Jalingo to draw attention to  the  killings and arrests of their husbands and children.
The aggrieved women who were dressed  in black to mourn the deceased, decried the encroachment of their ancestral homes by armed bandits.
They also demanded the release of their youths, who they claimed were arrested by security operatives innocently.
The procession which started from Kona village lasted for hours and was terminated at Nukkai, a suburb of Jalingo.
Meanwhile, DSP David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba said  five people were killed in the Monday night attacks.
Misal said  bandits, which were heavily armed attacked the villages on motorcycles.
He however said that security has been beefed up to ensure compliance to  avert further attacks.
Gov Darius Ishaku on  Monday night  declared a 14 hour Curfew on Jalingo which is running  from 4:00pm to 6:00am daily and will be in force till further notice.
The Monday night attacks raised tension and led to influx of fleeing victims into Jalingo.
It was observed that Kasuwan Bera, a popular market in the metropolis have become a shadow of itself, as most traders who live in the sacked villages have deserted it.

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