Taraba State government has further strengthened security presence in communities around Jalingo where unknown gunmen unleashed an attack on innocent people on Sunday.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu in Jalingo, says that the deployment of security men has greatly helped in normalising the security situation in the affected areas within a short time.
The statement advises people to continue to cooperate with security agencies to ensure the stability of peace in the affected areas, as the situation is under control.
It, however, explains that no formal curfew has been imposed on the affected areas as being speculated, but government wishes to advise the people not stay out late in the night during which period there will be heavy security surveillance and patrol in the affected areas.
The state government thanked the security agencies for doing a good job of containing the attacks and urged them to remain vigilant to prevent further attacks.
No fewer than hundred houses were allegedly burnt down by unknown gunmen at five villages in Ardo Kola local government area of Taraba state.
Sani Suleman/ Jalingo