Governor Darius Ishaku has declared a 24-hour indefinite curfew in Taraba State following the raiding of government warehouses by hoodlums.
This was made known in a statement by Musleem Aruwa, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, in Jalingo.
According to the Taraba government, some hoodlums invaded government warehouses containing palliatives and carted away items meant for distribution to members of the public.
“Government has carefully reviewed developments in the last 24 hours and decided to extend the curfew to safeguard lives and properties,” the statement read.
“All law-abiding citizens are advised to stay at home and allow security agencies who are under strict instructions to enforce the curfew and equally protect innocent citizens.
“However, the government is not unaware of people on essential duties, who are similarly requested to carry with them official identification cards to show security operatives on demand to avoid embarrassment.”
Hoodlums have raided government warehouses in most part of the country carting away food and drugs.
This has led to the declaration of curfew in many states to forestall the total break down of law and order.