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6 Die In Taraba Post Election Violence, As Acting Governor Imposes Curfew

Garba Umar
Taraba State Acting Governor, Garba Umar

No fewer than six people have been reportedly killed in Taraba state following the post governorship election which held in the state on Saturday, even as the Acting Governor of the state, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi has declared a curfew from 7 pm to 6 am.

In a statement today, the acting governor said that total compliance to the curfew would help to curtail the political crisis that has bedeviled the state.
The six people were reported to have been killed at Sunkani, the headquarters of Ardo Kola local government area of the state while in Jalingo, the state capital, there was a high level of burning of properties at Narawo village while Army, patrol in Jalingo have arrested  a number of people with weapons.
Crisis were also reported in Jalingo, Ardo Kola, Gasol and 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 (PDP) 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, Professor Muhammed Kyari, declared the governorship election in the state inconclusive following the large number of cancelation of votes in the exercise.
He 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 stated.

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