Gov. Ishaku lifts curfew on Taraba


The Taraba State Government on Tuesday lifted the curfew it imposed on Jalingo, the state capital to forestall the escalation of the post-election violence that broke out soon after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced results of the governorship polls.

A terse statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Darius Ishaku, Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa,
commended the people for their patience throughout the duration of the curfew, and urged them to remain law abiding, NAN reports.

It quoted Ishaku as directing the security agents to continue their surveillance and patrols to avert any ugly incident.

Owojela's Blog had reported that a 24-hour curfew was imposed on the state capital when tension enveloped it after the announcement.

It was later reviewed to 14 hours, starting from 4 pm to 6 am daily.