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Adamawa Police Declares Curfew After Guber Polls

By Tom Garba, Yola
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Adamawa state police command impose a dusk to dawn curfew on the state with effect from Sunday 12th April to Tuesday 14th April 2015 to ensure a successful Gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections in the state.

The declaration was made by the Adamawa state commissioner of Police Gabriel Adaji while addressing a Press Men in his office,Friday, said the decision to impose the dusk to dawn curfew, was taken during a crucial intra security agencies meeting which he chaired.

Adaji noted that the decision was taken to forestall any possible break down of law and order as witnessed after the result of the presidential polls was announced adding that a lot of youth went hire wire after the presidential results were announced.

He added that the police will ensure the strict enforcement of the dusk to dawn curfew adding that anyone found circumventing it will be dealt with accordingly.

The commissioner of police further said there will be restriction of vehicular movement on Saturday from 6am to 6pm on the Election Day just as he said there will be ban on the activities of tricycles operators as well as truck pushers from 11th to 13th April 2015.

But in a swift riposte, over the development the All Progressives Congress and the People’s Democratic Movement condemned the move saying it is a recipe for crisis as they accuse the police of “conspiracy”.

In separate interviews, the state organizing Secretary of the APC Ahmed Lawal and the Director General Dr. Ahmed Moddibo campaign office, Barr Sunday Wugira vowed to resist the curfew as they call on Adamawa citizens not to respect it as it was contrary to the provision of the law.

The APC organizing secretary alleged that “there could be conspiracy behind the police action” adding that they will defy the order adding ‘’We are not going to abide by it, because it was not part of the accord earli