Taraba State Police Command has assured that normalcy had returned to Wukari after the bloody clash between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, after the nullification of the election of Darius Ishaku by the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.
Nigerian Pilot learnt that about 15 people were killed in the as a result of the bloody clash.
The tribunal last Saturday sacked Ishaku as governor on the ground that he was not duly nominated as candidate of the PDP, and declared Senator Jumai Aisha Alhassan of the APC as winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state.
But an eye eyewitness who simply gave his name as Audu revealed that he counted 15 dead bodies, insisting that he was not able to see other corpses during the crisis which he said lasted for several hours.
He explained that the APC supporters in the area were celebrating the victory of their candidate at the tribunal in the town, and in the course of their celebration started shooting at about noon, and it eventually spread to other parts of the area.
One Danjuma Aadamu who also spoke on the crisis in Wukari said he did not know what led to the crisis but all he started hearing were gunshots which lasted for several hours, before the intervention of security operatives.
Danjuma, who declined comment on the casualty figures, informed that houses were burnt in the unfortunate incident.
While the spokesman of the Taraba State Police Command, DSP Joseph Kwaji confirmed the crisis in Wukari, he could not confirm the casualty figures, noting that investigation was still ongoing and that the security men were on top of the situation.
He also appealed to residents of Wukari to remain calm and law abiding and to go about their normal activities.
But Governor Ishaku has called on the people of the state to remain calm and law abiding, as he had already directed his lawyers for an appeal, describing the judgment as ridiculous and unacceptable.
Ishaku, who spoke through his media aide, Sylvanus Giwa, condemned in strong terms the breach of peace in Wukari and said he had directed security chiefs in the state to restore peace in the town.

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