#NigeriaDecides: AG Declares Curfew In Taraba As Election Violence Intensifies

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

A press statement signed by the acting governor on Monday stated that total compliance to the curfew would help to curtail the foreseen political crisis that would bedevil the state.

It was learnt that no 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.

Reports also gathered showed that the capital city, Jalingo, experienced high level of burning of properties at Narawo village while Military on patrol have arrested a number of people with weapons.

In 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 cancellation of votes in the exercise.

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

“INEC has been cancelling elections in poling units all over the federation where there are problems, I cannot imagine somebody to come and cancel election in a whole local government area where we have 165 poling units because of a problem that affect just 5 poling units.”

“I appreciate the people of Taraba state who came out enmass to vote for me, destiny can be delayed but cannot be changed, am appealing to all my supporters to remain calm as we as responsible people are following the issue with wisdom” Ishaku concluded.



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