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The Taraba State government has further strengthened security presence in communities around Jalingo where herdsmen militia unleashed terror on innocent people on Sunday.

This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Abu.

According to the governor’s aide, the deployment of security men has greatly helped in normalising the security situation in the affected areas within a short time.

Government, therefore, wishes to assure the people to remain calm because the situation is under control.

The government also wishes to advise the people to continue to cooperate with security agencies to ensure stability of peace now prevailing in those areas.

“No formal curfew has been imposed on the areas as being speculated because the security situation no longer makes it necessary to do so, but government wishes to advise the people not to stay out late in the night during which period there will be heavy security surveillance and patrol in the affected areas”.

Bala Abu further disclosed that the government wishes to thank the security agencies deployed to the areas for doing a good job of containing the attacks and urged them to remain vigilant to prevent further attacks.