Governor Gaidam Imposes 24-Curfew On Damaturu

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on the Yobe state capital, Damaturu, following Monday’s attacks on the town by members of the Boko Haram sect.

This was made known on Tuesday in a statement signed by the special adviser to the state governor on press affairs and information, Abdullahi Bego. The statement said the curfew was with immediate effect.



    The statement further said that governor Ibrahim Gaidam approved the order after due consultations with all the relevant law enforcement agencies in the state.

    It said the governor took the decision as part of measures to ensure that the security agents who resisted the terrorists complete their ongoing assignment.

    The governor in the statement urged all residents to stay put in their various homes during the curfew, just as he appreciated them for their unflinching cooperation and support to the security agencies.

    Gunmen believed to be members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect had launched a severe attack on the Damature, the state capital on Monday, resulting in a fierce gun battle between them and security operatives that lasted for several hours.

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