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Yuguda, APC Disagree Over Imposition Of 24 hrs Curfew in Parts of The State

Audu Limun, Bauchi – Bauchi State Government has imposed a 24 hours curfew on Bauchi, Alkaleri and Kirfi towns, following attacks by insurgents in Alkaleri and Kirfi Local Government Areas of the state.

The curfew was with immediate effect, according to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Specialties Services, Malam Abdu Illelah and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Bauchi.

The statement said that Governor Isa Yuguda approved the curfew as part of measures to protect lives and properties.

However, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the state Barrister Mohammed Abduallahi Abubakar said the imposition of the curfew was an attempt by the state government to change to the result of Saturday elections and vowed to resist any attempt to change the result.

He said: “the elections took place peacefully within Bauchi metropolis except in Kirfi and Alkaleri local government areas where there are incidents of attacks. Thank INEC said we can cast our votes and protect the votes and that we are going to come out and protect our votes peacefully.”

According to him, “Anybody in the state can attest to the fact that the elections were conducted peacefully within the Bauchi metropolis and therefore, we don’t see any reason why curfew should be impose on a peaceful environment as the Bauchi metropolis. The only time curfew can be impose is when there is an impending danger but here we are without any impending danger.”



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