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Military eases Adamawa curfew

10 July 2013, 08:41Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Military authorities in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, have relaxed the curfew imposed on the region in order to encourage movement during the Ramadan fasting period.

According to Lt. Ja’afar Nuhu, Public Relations Officer of 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, security in the state had improved in recent weeks after government declared emergency rule to curb terror blamed on members of Boko Haram.

"In view of the improved security situation in Adamawa and the upcoming month of Ramadan, the headquarters of the 23 Brigade wishes to inform the public that the curfew time will be from 11 pm to 5 am.

"This is to enable law-abiding citizens to pursue their religious obligations in an atmosphere of peace and harmony,” he said.

Previously, the curfew was between 8 pm and 5am.

This is the third time the military has reviewed the curfew.

The first curfew imposed in Adamawa was from dusk to dawn when the emergency rule was announced.

It was later reviewed to between 7pm to 6am. - CAJ News


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