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Borno Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew on Maiduguri

Femi Kehinde, Lagos

Aftermath of attack by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect early Monday morning, the Borno State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri metropolis. The curfew begins from 11am on Monday.

Borno State Governor  Kashim Shettima

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima

The Secretary to the State Government,  Alhaji Ahmed Jidda  announced in a statement released to newsmen in Maiduguri that the curfew was imposed in consultation with the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri.

“During the period of curfew, government pleads with all citizens to remain calm.

“Only vehicles on emergency calls and essential services are allowed to move while the curfew will be lifted as soon as situation improves, ‘’ it added.

“The imposition of the curfew is necessitated by an attack in Maiduguri by people suspected to be Boko Haram members in the early hours of today.”


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