Army imposes 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri
A dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital following Wednesday's attempted attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on the city.
The army described the decision as a measure to protecting lives and property in the city.
The statement which was signed by the Deputy Director Army Public Relation 7 Division Maiduguri Col. Tukur Gusau and made available to newsmen by Gov. Shettima's spokesman, Isa Gusau, called on the people to cooperate with security agencies, maintaining that the situation has been brought under control.
The two paragraphs statement reads: 'In view of the recent development within Maiduguri metropolis a 24hr curfew is hearby imposed in the city. This is done to protect lives and property of innocent and law abiding people of maiduguri.
'The Nigeria Army wish to once again thank you for your continuous support and cooperation. The situation is firmly under control,' the statement reads.