Maiduguri: Army Talks Tough, Revokes All Curfew Passes
SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army appears to be talking tough despite relaxing the curfew imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
On Wednesday, the Army announced the revocation of all curfew passes given to some residents of the town to move freely during the curfew.
With the announcement, medical practitioners, security officers and journalists, hitherto allowed to move during the curfew have now been barred.
Warning all motorists to keep off the roads between 7pm and 6am, the Army said the only vehicles allowed to move during the curfew are ambulances and fire fighting vehicles on essential duties.
A statement announcing the revocation issued by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division Nigerian Army Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau, said : “The 7 Division Nigerian Army Maiduguri wish(es) to draw the attention of residents of Maiduguri that all curfew passes previously issued are now revoked.
“The only vehicles allowed to move during the 7pm to 6am curfew period are ambulances and fire fighting vehicles on duty.”