Borno Gov. Extends Maiduguri’s Curfew

19104

Borno Government on Friday announced the extension of curfew in Maiduguri for another seven days from 8:00 p.m. to 6: 00 a.m.

The government on Monday rescheduled the curfew hitherto observed between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to run between Jan. 2 and 6.

A statement by Dr Muhammad Bulama, the Commissioner for Information, said the curfew was extended to Jan. 12.

READ ALSO:   Nigeria's Jonathan Makes Surprise Visit To Insurgency-hit Northeast

Bulama said that the curfew was based on “strong” advice of the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole.

“The state government hereby announces the extension of the rescheduled curfew time earlier announced 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day by another one week.

“In other words, the prevailing curfew regime is to now last until Friday, 12th January, 2018.”

READ ALSO:   UN: Isis And Boko Haram Using Rape As Weapon of War In 'Shocking Trend of Sexual Violence'

Bulama explained that the action was to avail the Armed Forces sufficient time to complete the on going special operation against Boko Haram terrorists and consolidate on the success so far recorded.

He noted that the state government deeply regretted the inconveniences and difficulties caused to the people by the action.

READ ALSO:   BREAKING: Suicide Bombers Wreak Havoc On Maiduguri Hospital

Bulama stressed that the decision was taken to safeguard the collective security and overall well being of the people.

“Government therefore urges all indigenes and residents of Borno State to see this temporary measure as part of necessary sacrifices we all have to make in the interest of peace, stability, development and progress of not only our dear state, but Nigeria as a whole.

READ ALSO:   Election Day: Seven Explosions Hit Maiduguri Within Ten Minutes

“The understanding, support and cooperation of the general public is highly solicited in the observance of the curfew,” he said.

(NAN)

 

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter

Previous articleChelsea Complete Signing of Barkley
Next articleKogi: Gov. Bello Denies Buying Cars for Masquerades
Hamilton Nwosa

The New Diplomat stands for ethical journalism, press freedom, accountable republic, and gender-equity. That is why at The New Diplomat, we are committed to speaking truth to power, fostering a robust community of responsible journalism, and using high quality polls, data, and surveys to engage the public with compelling narratives about political, business, socio-economic, environmental, and situational dynamics in Nigeria, Africa, and globally. From our insightful reports of political issues to our riveting investigations and analyses of business, socio-economic, and cross-cutting sectors, The New Diplomat remains ever committed to investigative reporting and ethical journalism. Support and partner with The New Diplomat today, to guarantee a positive future for all under an atmosphere of free press!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here