13 November, 2012
GOVERNOR Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has imposed a 13-hour curfew in
Damaturu, the state capital and three
other towns, following an emergency
security council meeting with military
Joint Task Force (JTF) and the Police at the Government House in Damaturu. The three other towns are Buni/Yadi,Geidam and Gashua, the council headquarters of Bade Local Council thatis 185 kilometres north of Damaturu.
The curfew was imposed, following the
recent incessant attacks and killings
that claimed 13 lives and property by
gunmen suspected to be members of
the Boko Haram sect at Fika, Buni/Yadi
and Gashua towns. The 6pm to 7am daily curfew took effect from Sunday, November 11, 2012 and will last until the security situation improves in the state Governor Gaidam, in a statement said: “The imposition of the curfew was
reached at the security meeting with
the military Joint Task Force (JTF) and
the Police here at the Government
House, because people’s life and property must be protected from the
Boko Haram insurgency.
This administration is also fully committed to overcoming the security challenges, as government continue to support JTF and other security agencies.