Yobe State Government Relaxes Curfew In Damaturu
The Yobe State Government has relaxed the 24 hours curfew imposed on the state capital as a result of the violent clashes that erupted on Monday, leaving over 40 people dead.
In a statement signed by Abdullahi, Bego, Special Adviser the Executive Governor on Press Affairs and Information said the decision was reached following a meeting of the Governor with heads of law enforcement agencies in the State which reviewed the security in the state.
The statement said public movement within Damaturu metropolis is now allowed between 10AM and 4.00PM daily, while restriction on public movement in other parts of the State remains from 10.00PM to 6.00AM daily.
“These restrictions will be subject to periodic review as the security situation in Damaturu and around the State continues to improve.”
Abdullahi expressed the appreciation of the Governor on the people’s patience and understanding over the last few days and called on them to continue to cooperate with security agents and assist them in every way possible in their effort to ensure peace and security and urged the public to brace up to the task of ensuring and maintaining the security of the state as security matters is not a matter for security agents alone.