On Taraba news today
In a move to prevent the spread of the pandemic corona virus, The Taraba state Governor,  Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku had earlier this month banned the movement of people from neighbouring state into Taraba state. The governor also directed that all border in Taraba state be shut down.

Bothered by the rapid spread of the virus in Nigeria and having index case in neighbouring state like Adamawa,  Benue and Gombe.  The governor through his deputy Engr.  Haruna Manu on Wednesday announced a total lockdown of all local movement in the state,  starting from 22 of April.  The lock is expected to begin today today been Thursday. The deputy governor also directed that any person found violating the order should be arrested, prosecuted and have his vehicle impound. Situation across key local government in the state revealed that the directive is not been obey.

Our correspondent in Jalingo confirmed that the lockdown is so effective in Jalingo metropolis as no vehicle or person have do far been found violating the directive by the governor.
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 No one has been found on the street so far except for those on essential duties like Medical personnel's,  Media,  Pharmacist and the rest who are exempted from this directive. Hotspot like Ma-Agwe junction,  Jalingo main Market and Jalingo motor park are on lock down. Our correspondent revealed that Jalingo has never been this quite.

At wukari our correspondent disclosed that the lockdown is been relaxed at the metropolis as of 11 am Thursday morning. Resident  of Wukari are been seen goin about their normal duty. Our correspondent also alleged that about 200 vehicle were allowed from Benue into Taraba state between the hours of 10pm-11pm.

The lockdown was only strict in the morning as coming into Taraba from Benue through tge Wukari - Zaki Biam road were blocked from morning till noon. This Vehicles resisted an attempt to have them return to where they were coming from,  the waited at the roadblock from morning till around 10pm begore the security operative on the road allowed them to pass through.  Our correspondent could not comfirm if there was exchange of money between the drivers and security men.

It is a pitiful situation in Takum as resident were seen moving around without any measure, no face mask,  no hand sanitizers,  not even social distancing is been observe in Takum local government. The people appears unperturbed about the wide spread of the pandemic corona virus. The Takum main market,  Motor park as of 2pm Thursday are still operational. Individuals were seen trooping in and out of the market. Churches and mosques still go about there activities. The resident seems ignorance of the lockdown directive. A resident of Takum Local government Mallam Inusa Yahaha,  told our correspondent that hi is not aware of the lock down directive.
" i am not aware of the lockdown,  because there was no announcement locally by the town cryer,  that is why i go about my normal duty" he said.
Details about the lockdown in the remaining local government in the state is still unavailable as of time of writing this report.

The Taraba state government is planning to mount surveillance in some local government in the state to check the influx of traders into Taraba state from neighbouring state.

Meanwhile Nigerian Governors are advocating for a nationwide lock down of the country for 14 days.