Taraba govt declares curfew as post-election violence escalates

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The Acting Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi has declared curfew in the state from 7pm to 6am following the post-election violence that engulfed the state after the declaration of the state governorship election inconclusive.

This was made known in a 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.

reaching Vanguard showed that not fewer than six 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 sate capital also witness high level of burning of properties at Narawo village while soldiers on patrol in Jalingo have arrested  a number of people with weapons.

As at the time of filling this , 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 also shot and killed by some gunmen in Takum local government area of Taraba state.

Meanwhile the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Dickson Ishaku, has called on all his supporters to remain calm despite the declaration of the state gubernatorial election inconclusive by INEC.

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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.

Ishaku wondered why INEC decided to cancel the election in Donga Local government area where PDP scored 36,000 votes against APC which scored just over 10,000 votes.

“INEC has been canceling in poling units all over the federation where there are problems, I can not imagine somebody to come and cancel election in a whole local government area where we have 165 poling units because of a problem that affected just five poling units.

“I appreciate the people of Taraba State who came  enmass to vote for me; destiny can be delayed but can not be changed. I am appealing to all my supporters to remain calm as we as responsible people are following the issue with wisdom” Ishaku stated. (Vanguard)