After a review of the security situation in parts of Jalingo and Ardo Kola Local Government Areas of Taraba State which experienced crisis recently, His Excellency, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has approved that the current curfew imposed on Jalingo town and other affected areas should now start from 9pm and end at 6am daily until further notice. This means a three-hour reduction in the time previously covered by the curfew.
Governor Ishaku also ordered a ban on the movement of Keke NAPEP in all the areas covered by the curfew between 8pm and 6pm daily until further notice.
He directed security agencies in the state to ensure strict enforcement of these new directives on security in the state.
Bala Dan Abu
S.S.A to the Governor.
Taraba State Government said the plan to cede part of its land for the RuGA project is against the law, saying the federal government should support its anti-grazing law to succeed.
In a telephone conversation with Sunday Vanguard, yesterday, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, urged the government to support the state’s Ranching Policy.
“The plan of the Federal Government is against our existing Open Grazing Restriction and Establishment of Ranches Law.
The Federal government’s plan to take some portion of land in Taraba for the purpose of RuGA settlement is against the ‘Land Use Act’ which gives the state full authority over its land.
We are rather urging the government to support our own law that encourages the establishment of ranches by giving it the necessary backing”.