Taraba declares 7pm to 6am curfew as election violence escalates

Report gathered that the Acting Governor of Taraba state Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi has declared a curfew in the state from 7 pm to 6 am following the post election violence that engulfed the state after the declaration of the state governorship result.
This was made known in a press statement signed by the acting governor on Monday.
The statement said that total compliance to the curfew would help to curtail the foreseen political crisis that would bedevil the state.
Reports reaching us showed that not fewer than six persons were killed at Sunkani the headquarters of Ardo Kola local government area of the state as a result of the post election crisis.
Jalingo the state capital also witness high level of burning of properties at Narawo village while Army, patroll in Jalingo hav arrested a number of people with weapons.
As at the time of filling this report, there were crisis in Jalingo, Ardo Kola, Gasol and Sadauna local government areas of the state. A younger brother of Mark Useni the speaker Taraba State House of Assembly was said to have been killed by some gunmen in Takum local government area of Taraba state.
Meanwhile the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba state Dickson Ishaku has called on all his supporters to remain calm despite the declaration of the state gubernatorial election as inconclusive by INEC.
The Taraba state Returning Officer for the governorship election, Prof. Muhamed Kyari, declared the governorship election in the state inconclusive following the large number of cancelation of votes in the exercise.


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