Army Imposes Curfew On Maiduguri Following Attacks

Army Imposes Curfew On Maiduguri Following Attacks

The Nigerian military have ordered a 24-hour curfew imposed on the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, following a  Boko Haram attack on the town yesterday night.

Though the attacks on the Giwa Barracks of the 7th Division of the  Nigerian army in Maiduguri were repelled, the military has decided to impose a 24-hour curfew on the state capital.

An army spokesman of the 7th Division, Tukur Gusau, revealed the development in a statement.

The statement confirms that the situation was under control but the curfew was imposed to protect citizens in the area.

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The statement reads, “In view of the recent development within Maiduguri metropolis a 24hr curfew is hearby imposed in the city.”

“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.”

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night attempted to invade Maiduguri and attack the army barracks, but were repelled by the Nigerian army who engaged the insurgents in a gunfight  throughout the night in the outlying village of Kayamla.

Source: Legit.ng

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