- Normalcy has returned to Gombe and its environs after the imposition of a 15-hour curfew on the city by the state government
- The government imposed the curfew from 3pm on Saturday, April 27, to 6am on Sunday, April 28, to douse tension in the state
- Governor Dankwambo's aide said his principal later directed the review of the curfew to 10pm
Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has relaxed the 15-hours curfew he imposed in Gombe metropolis in response to the prevailing security situation in some parts of the metropolis on Saturday, April 28.
Dankwambo imposed the curfew from 3pm on Saturday April 27 to 6am on Sunday April 28, to douse tension after a burial ceremony for eight Boys’ Brigade children killed by an officer of the NSCDC turned violent., Daily Trust reports.
A statement issued by acting secretary of the state government, James Pisagih, dsiclosed that Governor Dankwambo has directed the review of the curfew to 10pm.
Pisagih said: “Reports received by Governor Dankwambo from security agencies in the state indicated that the hitherto tensed security situation has improved, therefore he directed review of the curfew to 10pm to 6am daily until complete normalcy is restored.”
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the Governor Dankwambo imposed a curfew on the Gombe metropolis, effective from Saturday, April 27, to 6am on Sunday, April 28.
The directive was given in a statement signed by the acting secretary to the state government, James Pisagih in Gombe. The acting SSG stated that the situation would be reviewed after restoration of normalcy.
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He said: “After due consultation with the heads of security agencies in the state in response to the prevailing security situation in the state, especially Gombe metropolis.
"Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo has approved the imposition of curfew in Gombe metropolis with immediate effect from today April 27 to 28 6:00 am."
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