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Borno reviews curfew as Ramadan begins

18 June 2015, 10:15Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The Borno State has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state to enable the movement for prayers and other spiritual obligations during the Ramadan.

The restrictions have been reviewed from 07:00hrs and 06:00 to 09:30 until 06:00 for the period.

The development is to allow Muslim faithful to enjoy the season of Ramadan which commenced on Thursday.

“The curfew is only applicable to the residents of Maiduguri metropolis and Jere Local Government area, while those wishing to enter the town outside the metropolis will be restricted on or before 7pm,” Governor Kashim Shettima said.

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He noted that the initial curfew still stood or remained enforced especially for motorists and passengers that would be coming outside Maiduguri metropolis, while residents of the city were allowed to go about their normal businesses within the extended curfew period during the Ramadan season.

The governor urged residents of affected area to be vigilant and be law abiding, and called on the Muslim ummah to use the period of the Ramadan to pray for the restoration of peace in the state.

The curfew has been on the state for over two years now due to the Boko Haram crisis.

- CAJ News


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