Yobe state government has imposed a twenty-four-hour curfew in all parts of Damaturu and its environs.
Many people were reportedly killed in a cross fire between Boko Haram and security operatives in a failed attempt by the insurgents to over-run the police and military formations in the state capital.
A statement signed by the state governor’s special adviser on press affairs and information, Abdullahi Bego said the curfew is operational with immediate effect.
“All Damaturu residents are advised to remain calm and stay in their houses during the hours of the curfew”.
The decision to impose the curfew according to Bego is taken in consultation with heads of law enforcement agencies in the state as part of measures to enable the security operatives, who did a great job on Monday’s attacks by repelling the insurgents to conclude their ongoing assignment.
“His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has expressed his appreciation to the residents of the state capital, and to people of the state for their support and cooperation with security agencies”. The statement added.
The governor therefore urges people to continue to support security effort and to pray Almighty Allah ( SWT) for the return of peace in the state and the country in general.