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Gov. Al-Makura Imposes Curfew On Lafia To Check Further Clashes

Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura

From Ganiyu Nasirudeen

Following renewed clash Monday, between the rival youth groups, the Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has announced a dusk to dawn curfew on Lafia, the State Capital.

The curfew according to the Press Secretary to the Governor, Yakubu Lamai, would last between 6.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m daily for now.

The Governor’s Spokesperson said the governor has moved round the town to inspect the level of damages after the youths restiveness, adding that the level of casualty was two.

AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that trouble started when a faction set out to attack the youths believed to be from Eggon extraction, who have purportedly attacked earlier, the Emir of Lafia palace, Isah Mustapha Agwai 1.

The crisis affected both the social and commercial activities in the State capital.

It would be recalled that Alakyo village, which is the enclave of one of the State’s Militant groups (Ombatse) spiritual leader was attacked by gunmen last Sunday.

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