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Yobe imposes 24-hour curfew

19 June 2012, 14:27

Yobe - The Yobe Government on Tuesday imposed a 24-hour curfew on Damaturu, following series of explosions and gunfights in the city on Monday night.

It directed members of the public to stay at home as the Joint Task Force and other security agencies worked toward total restoration of law and order.

The statement stated that movements in Potiskum would be restricted from 6p.m to 6.00a.m. till further notice, adding that movement in other towns would only be allowed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

It called on members of the public to cooperate with the government and various security agencies to ensure that normalcy returned to the state.

Many displaced residents of Pawari, Bindiri and Nayinawa wards in Damaturu  are now taking refugee in other parts of the metropolis.

Meanwhile, the streets of Damaturu remained  deserted as the people remained indoors for safety.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government imposed a state of emergency on Damaturu and four other local government areas in 2011 when a similar attack rocked the state. 



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