The Yobe state government has reviewed the 24-hour curfew imposed earlier in the town yesterday stating that the curfew would now start, as from Wednesday 3rd December 2014, from 6.00PM to 7.00AM daily.
This is contained in a press release from the office of the Special Adviser Press Affairs and Information to His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam Abdullahi Bego and made available to our reporter in Damaturu the state capital
“This is to inform members of the general public that following discussions with heads of law enforcement agencies in the State in which the ongoing security efforts within Damaturu metropolis were reviewed, His Excellency Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has approved a review of the 24-hour curfew imposed earlier in the town today,” the release stated.
Members of the general public were therefore admonished to move freely between the hours of 7AM and 6.00PM as the curfew will start from 6.00PM daily.
It added that the curfew hours will be reviewed further on the basis of recommendations from the heads of law enforcement agencies in the State as progress in security is made.
The governor also urged members of the public to continue to extend their support to and cooperation with security agents in their effort to ensure peace and security in the State.
Our reporter who went round the state capital Damaturu said normalcy is gradually returning as traders were seen in the Damaturu Sunday market displaying their goods and people busy making purchases after having endured lack of some food items during the attack and the curfew that followed.