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NIGERIA: Army Reviews Curfew Imposed on Yola

The 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola, Adamawa State,  yesterday reviewed the curfew in the state capital from 7p.m. to 5 a.m.
The Army Public Relations Officer, Captain Jeferu Nuhu, said  the curfew had been reviewed from the initial time of 11p.m, to 5a.m.  to the current time of 7p.m. to 5a.m.
 
He said following the recent attacks on inhabitants, of the state, the army would not want to leave anything to chance and therefore called on the inhabitants to  strictly comply with current timing  of the curfew or face the wrath of the military.
Nuhu said it became imperative to review the curfew time because of the  recent development so as to stop the insurgents from extending their illicit act of killings into the Yola metropolis (state capital).
 
However, the curfew had been in existence  since the declaration of the state of  emergency by  the federal government last year in three the states of Bornu, Yobe and Adamawa due to the activities  of insurgents.
 
At the initial stage of the curfew imposed on the state, it was from 6p.m. to 6a.m. but following a security reports claiming that the insurgents activities were not much within the state capital, it was relaxed from the initial time to 11p.m. to 5a.m. to allow business activities thrive in the night.
 
Checks revealed that between last Friday till at the time of filing this report, there were speculations that the insurgents were planning to attack the state capital, leading to many people not being able sleep with their eyes closed for the fear of the unknown.
 
A resident of Jimeta in the heart of the Yola  metropolis, Mr. James Baba, said reviewing of the curfew by the military  might not be unconnected with the ongoing speculations that the insurgents were planning to attack the city.
He said the authorities concerned should not take such speculations for granted, stressing they should act quickly before the insurgents divert the attention of the military to the villages.
 
Baba said he had been following the incessant attacks unleashed by suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram on the  inhabitants of  Adamawa State particularly the villagers at the Camerounian border, stressing that  the insurgents may have got new supports else where.

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