Nasarawa Crisis: Security stepped up in Lafia as military quells fresh unrest

tanko Al-Makura
Governor Tanko Umaru Al-Makura

Security was stepped up in Lafia metropolis and its environs on Tuesday following a deadly violence that led to the death of at least one person Monday.

On Tuesday, there was an uneasy calm around the town as people went about their normal businesses.

Shop owners around Doma and UAC Road opened around 11 a.m. while shops remained close in some other areas.

Early morning skirmishes around Tudun Amba behind the Emir’s palace were contained by the military, now stationed around Kilema, along Doma Road.

Some government sources said the state governor, Tanko Almakura, was working towards addressing the people of the state after a meeting with all parties involved in the conflict.

The state government imposed a curfew on Monday evening after houses and properties around Tudun Gwandara were razed as reprisal for the near invasion of the palace of the Emir of Lafia, Isah Agwai I, by youth suspected to be Eggon on Sunday.

That incident led to the death of two people.

Fresh violence erupted in Lafia, Monday as rival youth groups clashed.

The conflict grounded economic activities as shops owners closed for the day.


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