Taraba declares indefinite curfew over protests, lootings

Taraba state has imposed an indefinite curfew due to looting from protesters
Ernest Sunday

The Taraba State Government has given an order for an indefinite curfew in the state due to the lootings of both public and private properties amid the ongoing EndSARS protest.

The indefinite curfew was announced in a statement by Musleem Aruwa, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, in Jalingo after the invasion of the COVID-19 palliative warehouse in Taraba on Saturday.

Manu, in his statement, advised all citizens of Taraba state to stay indoors to avoid any clash with security agencies. He also advised individuals who are on official duty to hold their ID card to identify with the security agencies.

The media aide said, “Government has carefully reviewed developments in the last 24 hours and decided to extend the curfew to safeguard lives and properties.

“All law-abiding citizens are advised to stay at home and allow security agencies who are under strict instructions to enforce the curfew and equally protect innocent citizens.

“However, the government is not unaware of people on essential duties, who are similarly requested to carry with them official identification cards to show security operatives on demand to avoid embarrassment.

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