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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Army imposes 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday announced a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri, following a botched attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

This announcement is contained in a statement signed by Col. Tukur Gusau, the spokesman for the division.

“In view of the recent development within Maiduguri metropolis, a 24-hour curfew is hereby imposed on the city.

“This is done to protect lives and property of innocent and law abiding people of Maiduguri,” the statement said.

It added that the Nigerian Army, once again, thanked the people for their continuous support and cooperation. “The situation is firmly under control,” it added.

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