Jalingo — The Taraba State government yesterday lifted the week-old curfew it imposed on Jalingo, the state capital following the eruption violence after the March 9 governorship polls.
In a statement he issued to journalists, the chief press secretary to the governor, Hassan Mijinyawa, said that the curfew had been lifted effect from March 19, 2019.
He said that Governor Darius Ishaku had directed the state commissioner of police, the commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies to intensify surveillance and patrols, especially in the flashpoints in Jalingo.
Ishaku thanked the people for their understanding and cooperation with the security agents while the curfew lasted.
Meanwhile, the Special Military Operation on election duty in the state has hand 44 suspects arrested during the election violence over to the police for prosecution.
Presenting the suspects to the police, Lt-Col. Muhammed Sani Adamu, the commanding officer 20 Battalion Serti, said that they were found culpable before, during and after the governorship election.
Sani said that the handing over of the suspect was in line with the laws of the Army to assist the civil society, adding that his men worked with sister security agencies during the polls.