A combined team of soldiers and MOPOL cops, normalcy restored, walk through a battle-scarred neighbourhood in the volatile commercial city of Potiskum in the northeast of Nigeria following days of urban warfare waged against invading Boko Haram terrorists, last year.
7 August, 2013
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Yobe State has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Potiskum town in the state. This was announced in a press release signed by the JTF spokesman, Captain Eli Lazarus, which was made available to LEADERSHIP in Damaturu, the state capital.
The JTF said after the completion of special operations in Potiskum and its environs, it decided to relax the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the town with effect from Wednesday August 7, 2013.
According to the statement, the curfew now starts from 10pm to 6am. “The JTF appreciates the patience and usual cooperation of the residents of Potiskum and the travellers through the major towns of the state,” the statement said.
It, however, wished the entire Muslim ummah a happy Eid-el- Fitr celebration, marking the end of the Ramadan fast.