A police patrol van on duty. Photo: Radio Nigeria Archives
Karim town, the headquarters of Karim Lamido Local Government Area (LGA) and its environs has been placed on 24 hours curfew effective from July 2, 2023.
Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas imposed the curfew following renewed communal conflicts in parts of the local government area after the killing of many people.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yusuf Sanda in a statement says, security agencies were mandated to ensure strict compliance.
“All ward heads, village heads, traditional rulers, and stakeholders in Karim Lamido LGA are advised to take note of the development,” the statement says.
It further calls on the security agencies to in accordance with the law, deal with persons or groups found violating the order.
At least 50 people were reportedly killed while several houses were burnt as communal clashes rocked Karim Lamido Local Government in Taraba State.
The spokesperson of state police command, DSP Usman Abdullahi, said the crisis began at the early hours of Saturday when the Karimjo ethnic launched a heavy attack on the Wurkun ethnic.
Writing by Muzha Kucha; Editing by Julian Osamoto