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Yobe imposes curfew on Damaturu

02 December 2014, 09:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Yobe State has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Damaturu in a move aimed at curbing terror.

Abdullahi Bego, Special Adviser on Press Affairs and Information to the State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, confirmed the restriction.
“This is to inform members of the general public that His Excellency Governor Ibrahim has approved the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Damaturu, the state capital," he said.

"The curfew is effective immediately. All Damaturu residents are advised to remain in their homes during the hours of the curfew” the statement read.

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He said the decision was taken in consultation with heads of law enforcement agencies in the state as part of measures to enable the security agents who on Monday repelled insurgent attacks on the town, to conclude their ongoing assignment.

Bego said Gaidam expressed his appreciation to the residents of the state capital and to people all across the state, for their support and cooperation with security agents.

"The governor urges people to continue to support the security efforts and to pray to Almighty Allah for the return of peace and security," he said.

- CAJ News


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