Abuja - Borno State Government has relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Maiduguri owing to the improvement in the security situation.
The state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, reviewed the curfew by two hours. It now runs between 9 pm and 6 am local time.
Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity Alhaji Isa Umar Gusau, however advised citizens of the state to continually cooperate with security agencies and abide by provisions of the curfew until further notice.
“Individuals and vehicles duly authorized on essential services such as medical workers, rescue fire fighters, Ambulances and media personnel on duty are exempted from the curfew even though they are expected to at all times, identify themselves and justify their outings,” he said.
Gusau said governor Shettima approved the review after due consultation with Security agencies at a Security Council meeting held earlier this week at the Government House.
“Governor Shettima regrets all inconveniences caused by the curfew and appeals to citizens to carry on with their commitment in the collective search for sustainable peace in Borno State.”
He added the administration was determined to sustain efforts to protect lives and property of citizens in the state.
“The Shettima administration is very determined to continue working round the clock in a sustained effort to protect lives and property of citizens and to improve their living conditions through numerous policies, programmes and projects.”
Borno is one of three states affected by terror attacks carried out by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram. Maiduguri is seen as the outlawed sector’s spiritual base.
– CAJ News