Fresh Curfew In Taraba As 29 Die In Renewed Violence

Curfew has been declared in parts of Taraba State where fresh violence broke out between Mambilla militia and Fulani youths.

The state government declared the curfew in Mayo Ndaga in Sardauna Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that during the a security meeting, a riot act was read with a warning that security personnel sent to all parts of Mambilla were combat ready and would restore peace and order and troublemakers would be dealt with.

In Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, Governor Darius Ishaku also chaired a security meeting with police commissioner, Mr. David Akinremi, Director of state security service and the heads of all security agencies in the state.

The senior special Assistant on media affairs to Governor Darius, Mr Bala Dan Abu, confirmed the meeting held but there was no statement issued on the meeting.

The Police Public Relation Officer Taraba State command, ASP David MiSal, did not answer calls made to his phone by our reporter but replied a text message saying “there is calm in the area now.”

Crisis erupted in the area last Wednesday following attacks on Fulani communities in Yarimaru area by suspected militia which later spread to other parts of the Mambilla plateau.

The curfew was slammed on the area as more towns and villages came under attacks in the troubled Sardauna Local Government Area.

The attacks are said to have spread to parts of Mayo Ndaga, Yarimaru,Kakara and Sherif up to towns on the Nigeria Cameroun border.

The chairman of the local government, Mr. Godwin Sol, said as at Yesterday, 29 corpses were recovered while search for many missing persons continued.

Curfew Imposed On Southern Kaduna As Violence Continues

The curfew was imposed by the state Security Council in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas and it is with immediate effect.

Nasir El-Rufai’s government imposed the curfew on the two local government areas of the state
Premium Times reports that while the attack on in Jema’a was repelled by security officials, 14 people were killed while many others were injured Ashim village, Takad chiefdom of Kaura local government area.

The report said a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said the curfew was imposed on the area to protect lives of the people and avoid further breakdown of law.