Tuesday, June 19, 2012
24 hour curfew imposed in Damaturu
The Yobe state government has imposed a 24 hour curfew in Damaturu, the state capital.
This followed the intense gun battle between the Joint task Force (JTF) and suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect which occurred on Monday around 5:30 pm, running through the night.
Residents are directed to remain in their homes as the JTF and other security agencies continue their efforts in restoring peace in the state
24 hour curfew is only for Damaturu metropolis, as restriction of movement for other parts of the state still remains 10PM to 6AM while restriction of movement in Potiskum remains 6PM to 6AM daily.