Taraba Govt Reviews Curfew Imposed On Jalingo, Other LGAs

File Photo: Women In Taraba

 

The Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has reviewed the existing curfew imposed on some parts of Jalingo and Ardo Kola Local Government Areas of the state.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity Bala Dan-Abu, the new curfew would take effect between 12:00 am and 6:00 am daily.

He, however, noted that the review does not affect Keke Napep operators and their curfew remains between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am.

The governor further directed security agencies in the state to arrest and ensure the prosecution of Keke Napep operators or anyone who violates the restriction order.

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The development comes two days after the panel set up by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters to investigate the killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers in the state, arrived in Jalingo.

Led by Rear Admiral Ibikunle Olaiya, the panel arrived at the Taraba Government House on Wednesday where they met with Governor Darius Ishaku behind closed doors.

Govt Imposes Curfew On Gombe Metropolis

Govt Imposes Curfew On Gombe Metropolis

 

The Gombe State government has imposed a curfew within the state capital.

The acting Secretary to the State Government, James Pisajih, announced the restriction in a statement on Saturday.

He explained that the decision became following the breakdown of law and order in the metropolis.

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Pisajih said the government ordered the restriction of movement in the state capital after consultations with the heads of security agencies in Gombe.

According to him, the curfew will last from 3 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Sunday while the situation will be reviewed thereafter.

The Secretary to the State Government, however, noted that only those on essential duties with proof would be allowed any form of movement.

Violence broke out in the state capital as the bodies of the slain nine members of the Boys and Girls Brigade in the state were to be buried.

Some members of the brigade and other youths had staged a procession in the metropolis to honour their slain colleagues.

In the process, another group of people intercepted the demonstrators and prevented them from continuing with the procession.

The incident turned violent but was later brought to calm following the intervention of security operatives.

Read the full statement by the government below:

After due consultations with the Heads of Security Agencies in the state in response to the prevailing security situation in the state, especially Gombe metropolis, His Excellency, Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo OON (Talban Gombe), the Governor, has approved the imposition of curfew in Gombe metro with immediate effect (3pm) today 27th April 2019 to 6am tomorrow 28th April 2019. The situation will be reviewed after the restoration of normalcy.

By my Paragraph I above, therefore, only officials on essential services are allowed any form of movement, and must produce evidence of such.

James Pisajih (JP)

Ag. Secretary to the State Government

27th April 2019.

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Sri Lanka Imposes Curfew After Deadly Attacks

Sri Lankan security personnel and police investigators look through debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP

 

Sri Lanka’s government imposed a nationwide curfew Sunday that police said would go into effect immediately and would last “until further notice”, after a string of deadly blasts.

Sri Lanka’s defence ministry initially said the curfew would be imposed overnight, but the police subsequently said it would go into effect straight away.

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Nearly 160 people were killed Sunday in eight attacks targeting churches and hotels across the country, with hundreds of people injured.

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Taraba Govt Lifts Curfew In Jalingo After One Week

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.

“The 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.

Attacks: Kaduna Govt Imposes Curfew On Troubled Areas

 

The Kaduna state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Kajuru local government area of the state where there has been a series of attacks recently.

A statement by the spokesman of  the state government, Samuel Aruwan, says
security assessments have necessitated the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in all parts of Kajuru Local Government Area, effective from today, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

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According to Mr. Aruwan, the dusk to dawn curfew is also extended to Kujama and Maraban Rido, which are located in Chikun Local Government.

It further states that the curfew in the affected areas will be from 6 pm to 6 am daily, until further notice.

The government has directed security agencies to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew and however appealed to all residents and communities in the affected areas to bear with the inconveniences.

Taraba Govt Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew In Jalingo

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The Taraba State Government has relaxed the 24 hours curfew imposed on Jalingo, the state capital.

In a statement issued on Wednesday by Hassan Mijinyawa, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku, the curfew now runs 6:00 pm to 4:00 am.

According to him, business activities are expected to resume as normal.

The development comes barely 48 hours after the state government imposed a curfew in the capital.

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Mijinyawa had earlier stated that the curfew that began on March 11 would be reinforced until further notice.

All business activities are expected to resume and civil servants should report to their duty posts.

The government also announced that some INEC officials, key agents of political parties and observers involved in the collation of election results are exempted.

READ FULL STATEMENT HERE:

PRESS STATEMENT

The Taraba State Government has relaxed the 24 hours curfew imposed on Jalingo the state capital.

The curfew now runs from 6:00 pm to 4:00 am.

All business activities are expected to resume and civil servants should report to their duty posts.

Signed

Hassan Mijinyawa

CPS

Taraba Govt Imposes Dusk To Dawn Curfew On Jalingo

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Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku (file)

 

The Taraba State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Jalingo, the state capital.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa, said the curfew will take effect from today, March 11, 2019, until further notice.

According to the statement, it is expected to run from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am daily. However, some INEC officials, key agents of political parties and observers involved in the collation of election results are exempted.

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The state governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has, therefore, enjoined the people of the state to remain law abiding.

He also called on security agencies to ensure strict compliance.

El-Rufai Imposes Curfew On Kaduna Metropolis

Kaduna Violence: Govt Imposes Curfew On Capital
A file photo of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir-El-Rufai // Source – @elrufai

 

The Kaduna State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state capital, two days after dozens of people were killed in Kasuwa Magani village.

The state governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this via his verified Twitter account on Sunday.

This follows heightened tension over anticipated reprisal by a group of youths as residents reportedly scamper for safety.

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Consequently, a combined team of security operatives including soldiers, police and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed in the state capital.

The security personnel have taken over the major roads and flashpoints in the metropolis, to avert any form of breakdown of law and order.

No fewer than 55 lives were lost, and several others injured when some youths attacked the market on Thursday.

A vehicle damaged during the clash in Kaduna State (file)

 

The incident was said to have resulted in a crisis between two youth groups of different religion.

During his visit to the scene, Governor El-Rufai told reporters that many of the victims were people who visited the market.

He noted the government would not allow a reoccurrence of such an incident, adding that he had instructed relevant authorities to ensure that the culprits were arrested and brought to justice.

The governor had also assured the residents that his administration would act in the interest of peace and harmony by prosecuting those responsible for the violence.

In February 2018, several shops, vehicles and other valuables were destroyed during a clash between youths of different religions.

Plateau Attack: Govt Imposes Dusk To Dawn Curfew

 

The Plateau State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jos North and Jos South local governments.

The curfew comes less than 24 hours after 14 persons were killed in their homes in Rukuba area of the state.

According to residents, the 14 people comprised of one child, five men and eight women.

They said efforts were made to reach security officials when the attack was going on, but the officials failed to respond until Friday morning.

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In the early hours of Friday, youths of the community took to the streets, protesting the late response of the military.

They mounted barricades preventing motorists and passers-by from accessing the road, but troops of the Operation Safe Haven moved into the area and cleared the barricade.

The tension, however, spread to Gada Biu, Katako, Farin Gada and the Jos main market.

Killings: Plateau Govt Relaxes Curfew In Three LGAs

Photo of the entrance of Plateau State Government House.

 

The Plateau State Government has relaxed the curfew it imposed on three local government areas in the state in the wake of the attacks that left at least 100 dead.

Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, announced the decision in a statement on Monday.

“In view of the relative peace and calm that is gradually returning to Jos South, Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has approved the relaxation of the earlier dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the areas from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. with effect from today, Monday, July 2, 2018,” he said in a statement.

This comes nine days after suspected herdsmen raided villages in Barkin Local Government, killing scores, burning over 50 houses, and causing panic and tension in the state.

A day after the killings, on June 24, the state government had imposed a curfew on Barkin Ladi and two neighbouring LGAs – Jos-North and Riyom – to forestall reprisals and the break down of law and order.

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The attacks had attracted widespread criticism and led to the deployment of special forces to the state, and President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Nigerian Governors Forum as well as former President Olusegun Obasanjo all paid condolence visits to the state.

Although the state government believes that relative peace and calm have returned to the affected areas, it urged residents to show restraint.

“Citizens are advised to exercise restraint as they go about their legitimate activities without fear of any form of molestation and to remain calm and report any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agents,” the SSG said.

Plateau Govt Imposes Curfew On Three LGAs After Suspected Herdsmen Attack

Plateau Govt Imposes Curfew On Three LGAs After Suspected Herdsmen Attack
Plateau State on the map of Nigeria

 

The Plateau State government has imposed a curfew in three troubled Local government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

This follows the attack on some villages in Barkin Ladi LGA by suspected herdsmen on Saturday, while Riyom and Jos South LGAs are also affected by the curfew.

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The Secretary to the State Government, Mr Rufus Bature, explained in a statement on Sunday that the dusk-to-dawn curfew was to avert a breakdown of law and order.

He added that movement has been restricted from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, except those on essential duties in the three council areas.

The attack on the villages took place more than three months after the state government imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Bassa LGA.

Plateau Government Imposes Curfew On Bassa LGA

This was prompted by an early morning the attack on Dong and Rafiki communities in the local council which claimed lives and destroyed residents’ property.

Plateau has been one of the states in northern part of the country suffering from the herdsmen-farmers’ crisis which has led to the death of many, especially in the North-central.

One of the series of attacks that hit the state recently was that of March 22, during which three persons were killed in Tah community of Dong in Jos North LGA.

Barely three weeks later, gunmen killed five persons and injured three others in another attack on Inding village in Barkin Ladi LGA.

Residents have called on the government at both state and Federal levels to come to their, describing the latest attack on Barkin Ladi and other local governments a major threat to their safety.

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Bama Explosion: Borno Govt Imposes Dusk Till Dawn Curfew

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Few hours after four people were killed in a suicide attack on a mosque in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, the state government has announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the area.

Chairman Bama Local Government, Ba’shehu Gulumba told Channels Television that a dusk till dawn curfew has been imposed while other measures are being put in place to ensure safety of returnees.

He explained that the attack would however not deter relocation of displaced persons.

Sunday morning’s attack on Bama is the first since liberation of the community from boko haram in 2015.

The attack followed the successful return and settling of 4,500 households who were formerly displaced by Boko Haram insurgency.

The Chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Yabawa Kolo also confirmed to Channels Television that the victims of attack are part of the first batch of returnees.