Ishaku extends curfew on Jalingo to 24 hours

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Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Tuesday ordered the extension of the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jalingo, Taraba State capital, to 24 hours.

This was contained in a statement by Mr Bala Dan Abu, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity on Monday in Jalingo.

The governor directed all security agencies in the State to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew.

According to the statement, the curfew remained in force until further notice.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that wide jubilation greeted the declaration of Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the governorship election.

The celebration quickly turned violent with the throwing of stones and destruction of property by hoodlums.

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