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Taraba declares dusk-to-dawn curfew following renewed clash that claimed 29 lives

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The Taraba state government has declared 24-hour curfew in Mayo Ndaga in Sardauna Local Government Area of the state following a breakout of fresh violence between Mambilla militia and Fulani youths in the state.

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, Godwin Sol, said as at Yesterday, 29 corpses were recovered while search for many missing persons continued.

However, it was gathered that in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, Governor Darius Ishaku also chaired a security meeting with police commissioner, 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.

However, it was gathered that during the 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.

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.

 

 

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