Borno Relaxes Maiduguri Curfew By Two Hours


BEVERLY HILLS, CA, January 21, (THEWILL) - The Borno State Government Tuesday relaxed the curfew regime imposed on the capital city, Maiduguri following the December 2, 2013 terrorists attack by two hours.

The state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, had slammed a dusk to dawn curfew on  Maiduguri following the deadly attack on military and security formations in the town.

But in a statement issued by the governor's spokesman, Mallam Isa Umar Gusau, the government relaxed the curfew from the hitherto 7pm to 6am to 9pm to 6am.

In a signed statement by the spokesman of the governor, The statement however urged residents of the state to continually cooperate with security agencies and abide by provisions of the curfew until further notice.

"Individuals and vehicles duly authorised on essential services such as medical workers, rescue fire fighters, ambulances and media personnel on duty are exempted from the curfew even though they are expected to at all times, identify themselves and justify their outings," the statement also said.

According to the statement, "Governor Shettima approved the review after due consultation with security agencies at a security council meeting held today (Tuesday) at the Government House.

"Governor Shettima regrets all inconveniences caused by the curfew and appeals to citizens to carry on with their commitment in the collective search for sustainable peace in Borno State.

"The Shettima administration is very determined to continue to work round the clock in a sustained effort to protect lives and property of citizens and to improve their living conditions through numerous policies, programmes and projects.

" The statement also  expressed the governor's  appreciation to all citizens for their understanding and urged them to sustain their prayers for the return of lasting peace in the state and every part of the country.