Taraba State imposes indefinite curfew over looting of COVID-19 palliatives
Taraba State Government has imposed an indefinite curfew in the state following the looting of COVID-19 palliatives by residents.
Musleem Aruwa, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu made the announcement in a statement.
The media aide said the decision was made after hoodlums invaded government warehouses on Saturday, October 24, and carted away COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution to members of the public in the state.
He said, “Government has carefully reviewed developments in the last 24 hours and decided to extend the curfew to safeguard lives and properties.
“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.