Following the breakdown of peace in Kona and ATC area of Jalingo metropolis yesterday, the Taraba State government has imposed a curfew on the state capital effective from 4pm to 6am daily. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Darius Ishaku, Mr Bala […]

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Following the breakdown of peace in Kona and ATC area of Jalingo metropolis yesterday, the Taraba State government has imposed a curfew on the state capital effective from 4pm to 6am daily.

This was contained in a press statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Darius Ishaku, Mr Bala Dan Abu.

Armed men were said to have shot sporadically and set houses ablaze, forcing residents to flee.

Daily Trust gathered that the crisis started at about 6.30pm around Kona and ATC area.

It was also learnt that suspected herdsmen attacked a village few kilometres from Jalingo.

Hundreds of residents of the village and other surrounding villages fled with many taking refuge in Jalingo.

Many travelers going to the Eastern and western parts of the country from the North  East were also stranded in parts of Jalingo as violence raged in Nukkai and Kasuwan Bera.

The Taraba State Police Command said no life was lost in the crisis that broke out at Kasuwan Bera area of Jalingo on Sunday.

The spokesman of the command, David Misal, in a statement, said some armed bandits on motorcycles had invaded Tundiri village through Jauro Yuni in Ardo-Kola which is a predominantly Fulani and Mumuye settlement and set many huts ablaze.

He said Kona youths blocked Nukkai, Kasuwan Bera and ATC highway in Jalingo and attacked innocent people.

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Source:Daily Trust