By generator123 • 15th Mar 2019 • 58 views • 12 comments

JALINGO – The Federal Medical Centre Jalingo, has confirmed the death of eight persons and a total of 56 persons who are undergoing medical treatment from injuries sustained as a result of the post-election crisis that rocked Jalingo, the Taraba State capital earlier this week.

Jalingo, the state capital had been under a curfew since Tuesday when the Governorship elections results was announced, which resulted to a clash between rival party supporters with attendant deaths and destruction of properties.

According to the figures released by the institution, five persons died before arrival at the hospital while three died in the ward as a result of the crisis. Fifty-Six were treated for injuries, 42 were on admission while 12 were treated and discharged. Thirty-Six persons were said to be with life threatening injuries; 47 with nonlife threatening injuries; 23 had stabbed wounds; six had gunshots while three had arrow wounds.

Meanwhile, the 24-hour curfew has been reviewed and begins from 6am to 4pm.

But despite the review of the curfew, residents of Jalingo are quite apprehensive and reluctant to come out for business and work.

A look around the metropolis shows that most shops were under lock and key.

Banks and market places were deserted while only a few commercial motorcy.

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