Barely 24 hours after the Taraba State Elections Petition Tribunal nullified the election of the state governor, Darius Ishaku, violence has erupted in Wukari area of the state.
Taraba is one of the northern states that has witnessed high amount of ethno-religious crisis in the last few years, with Wukari being a major spot for violence.
Reports say Sunday’s crisis started following celebrations and protests for and against the court ruling, delivered in favour of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Aisha Alhassan.
A resident of the town who spoke to Premimum Times on phone, Kawu Musa, said the crisis broke out after some touts took advantage of the anti-ruling protests to unleash mayhem.
He said some residents fled their homes to the bush for safety, adding that gunshots rent the air earlier in the day before the deployment of security agents to restore order.
“They just started firing sporadically, chanting war songs, we have to flee,” Mr. Musa said.