Military increases Maiduguri curfew by two hours

Military increases Maiduguri curfew by two hours 
Abdulkareem Haruna 

The Borno state government said it has approved the review of the increase of the existing curfew hours by two hours following a security advise from the military command in the state. 

Residents of the capital city are to retire to their homes before 8pm till 6am starting from Tuesday 2nd January, 2018. 

The new 10 hours  curfew regime is a return to the former status quo that was reviewed downward some two years ago. 

Though the statement signed and issued by the state commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mr. Muhammed Bulama, said the review would be a temporary mesure, no reasons has been given for the increase in the movement prohibition time.

The statement reads: 
"The Borno state Government on the advice of the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, wishes to inform the general public that the existing  curfew regime in the State has been temporarily rescheduled as follows: The curfew as from Tuesday, 2nd January to Friday, 6th January, 2018 will commence from 8pm in the night till 6am in the morning.  

"This review is done in the over riding interest of public safety and to ensure that the emerging peace in the State is further consolidated. 

"While deeply regretting any inconvenience this adjustment of curfew timing may cause, the Borno State Government craves the understanding and full cooperation of the general public".

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