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As Calm Returns, Taraba Relaxes Curfew

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Taraba State Government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew it imposed on Jalingo, the state capital and Wukari Local Government Area of the state.

Senior Special Assistant to the state’s Deputy Governor on New Media, Musleem Aruwa, said in a statement that the curfew now runs from 6:00pm to 7:00am until further notice.

Government, according to him, will continue to monitor the situation until normalcy is restored completely.

As usual, law-abiding citizens can go about their legitimate businesses as government and other security agencies have adopted tougher safeguards to protect lives and property. The statement added.

However, the statement urged persons with useful information on the criminal elements, especially those involved in the recent looting to kindly tip the security agencies nearest to them.

Similarly, those who took part in the shameful looting of public and private property should return such items to their Ward, Village and Districts heads or the local government Chairmen.

It notes that, as these categories of leaders have been directed to collect those looted items for safekeeping so that they can be returned to government and other private businesses affected. END

Meanwhile, the Police in the state are embarking on search and arrest operations to recover looted items. The state police command is accordingly calling on those in custody of looted government or private property items to return them, as the command will embark on search, arrest and recovery operations.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP, David Misal and made available to our Correspondent in Jalingo.

He said, the operation aimed at identifying the looters as well as buyers of such property as part of the Command’s determination and unrelenting effort to recover and prosecute offenders.

In view of the above, according to the statement, the Commissioner of Police advised that whosoever has in his custody any such property to return it to the police on or before 31/10/2020 otherwise if found will be made to face the full weight of the law.

The statement however, urged the general public to identify and report to the police any person(s) reasonably suspected to be in possession of such property.

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