Following a bloody attack on the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Alhaji Sani Danladi on Thursday, Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has imposed a 12-hour curfew on Wukari with immediate effect.
The curfew, according to a press statement signed by Bala Dan Abu, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on media and publicity, is from 6.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m., beginning from Jan. 17.
According to the statement, the curfew was necessitated by the clashes that occurred during the visit of the Gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Wukari.
The SSA said the decision to impose the curfew was to prevent further breakdown of law and order in the town and its environs.
Ishaku urged the people to be law-abiding and to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies in order to avoid further deterioration of the security situation in the town.
He advised politicians to exercise restraint as they move around to campaign and to ensure thugs have no role to play during campaigns and the elections.