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Attack: Gombe Governor Imposes 24 Hours Curfew On State Capital

From Mustapha Abdul Salaam – Barely after 24 hours after the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents laid siege on the State capital and fierce exchanges with the Military, Gombe State Government has announced a 24-hour curfew on Gombe city, the State capital of the North Eastern State.

Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Media, Mr. Ayuba Aluke, disclosed that Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, who is presently out of the State has directed that with the exception of essential services, movement should be restricted indefinitely in and around the State capital.

Aluke added that Governor Dankwambo has called on the residents of the city and the State in general to remain calm as well as assured that the Military was working hard to restore permanent peace.

The insurgents stormed Gombe city Saturday around 12 noon and burnt the Quarter Guard, after which the Military launched a successful counter.

Residents in the outskirts of Gombe testified that the heavily armed terrorists arrived in over 20 Hilux vans and screaming as they drove to the main city.

The attack on Gombe occurred simultaneously with another on Munguno town, in Borno State yesterday.

The Military also engaged the militants who fought back in efforts to maintain their stay in the town, which they had occupied since August last year.



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