Taraba Govt Lifts Curfew In Jalingo After One Week

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Updated March 19, 2019
Taraba Govt Lifts Curfew In Jalingo After One Week
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku (file)

 

The Taraba State Government has lifted the curfew imposed on Jalingo after one week.

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku, Hassan Mijinyawa, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.

β€œThe curfew earlier imposed on Jalingo, the Taraba state capital has been lifted with effect from today, Tuesday 19th March 2019,” the statement said.

The government had imposed the curfew on the state capital as a result of the violence that trailed the aftermath of the governorship and state house of assembly elections in the state.

Governor Ishaku, however, directed the heads of various security agencies to intensify surveillance in flashpoints in the state.

He thanked the residents of Jalingo for their cooperation while the curfew lasted.

Read the full statement below:

The curfew earlier imposed on Jalingo, the Taraba state capital has been lifted with effect from today, Tuesday 19th March 2019.

However, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has directed the commissioner of police, the commandant of the civil defence and other security agencies to intensify security surveillance and patrol especially in the flashpoint areas of the state capital.

Governor Ishaku further thanked the people of the state for their understanding and corporation with the security agencies while the curfew lasted.

Signed

Hassan Mijinyawa

Chief press secretary to the Taraba state Governor.