Taraba government imposes curfew on Wukari town

The Taraba State government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Wukari town following an invasion of the town by alleged supporters of Sani Danladi, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Taraba State, which resulted to a fracas between rival supporters.

The governorship candidate was reportedly at Ibbi to flag off his campaign for the 2019 elections and reports had it that a clash occurred between his supporters and his opponents which resulted to burning of property and possible loss of lives.
Although the number of casualties could not be ascertained as at the time of the briefing, but several cars were burnt and it was also alleged that the APC candidate barely escaped mob attack.
However, in a press briefing which took place Thursday, by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, said, “Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has imposed a 6pm to 6am Curfew on Wukari beginning from today, January 17, 2019 and until further notice.
“The curfew was necessitated by the invasion of Wukari today by the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, with political thugs causing a breakdown of law and order in the town.”
According to Abu, the crisis necessitated the decision to impose the curfew to prevent further breakdown of law and order in the town and its environs.
“The governor urged the people to be law-abiding and to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies in order to avoid further deterioration of the security situation in the town”, Abu stated.
The governor also “advised politicians to exercise restraint as they move around to campaign and to ensure that thugs have no role to play during campaigns and the elections.”
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