Taraba Youths Defy Curfew, Loot Radio Station, Other Offices

Hundreds of angry youths in Taraba on Monday defied the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jalingo, as they invaded and vandalised the state radio station.

The state Commissioner of information and reorientation,Mr Danjuma Adamu, who visited the Taraba State Broadcasting Corporation (TSBS) premises to inspect the damage done to the station, condemned the action of the youths.

He said the destruction had gone beyond #EndSARS protest.

All movable equipment in all the departments of the station were carted away by the hoodlums, who also destroyed what was left of the facilities.

Speaking to Journalists after the inspection, Adamu said the dimension the protests took in the last two days was criminal.

“The looting of COVID-19 warehouses had later turned to invasion and looting of private warehouses, shops and private schools,”he said.

He described the incident as worrisome, adding that it had reduced the radio station to square one because all documents, equipment and electrical appliances of the station had been stolen.

The commissioner said that apart from the radio station, other organisations being accommodated within the premises of the Radio Station were also destroyed.

He listed them to include the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Cooperatives, Port Health Services (Yellow Card Center) and ministry of environment among others.

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