Thursday, 14 May 2015

Army Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Maiduguri

Following a repelled attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to again overrun the Giwa Barracks of the 7 Division Nigeria Army in Maiduguri,  the military authority has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the troubled state capital.

Boko Haram had on Wednesday night attempted to invade the town and attack the barracks, but met a stiff resistance from the soldiers who engaged the insurgents at an outskirt village called Kayamla. 
Though Wednesday’s attack was successfully repelled, and the situation had calmed allowing some residents to return to their homes last night, there has been fears that some of the Boko Haram terrorists may have escaped into the town.
The military imposed a 24-hour curfew restricting movement within the capital city.
A statement issued by the Army spokesman of the 7 Division, Tukur Gusau, a colonel, confirmed the curfew. 

“In view of the recent development within Maiduguri metropolis a 24hr curfew is hearby imposed in the city”, Col Gusau’s statement reads.
“This is done to protect lives and property of innocent and law-abiding people of Maiduguri.

“The Nigerian Army wish to once again thank you for your continuous support and cooperation. The situation is firmly under control.”

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