Mubi residents can now move outdoors from 6.a.m to 3p.m.
By Hindi Livinus
The Adamawa State Government has relaxed its 24 hour curfew in Mubi town, offering respite to residents grappling with the effect of the curfew.
This was contained in a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Adamawa State Governor, Maijamaa Adamu, in Yola on Wednesday.
With reports of worsening humanitarian condition occasioned by the government’s imposition of the 24 hour curfew, the government announced that the revised time for restriction of movement will now be from 3p.m. to dawn.
“The 24 hour curfew imposed on Mubi has been relaxed, to allow residents of the area go about their businesses between the hours of 6a.m. and 3p.m. when movement is allowed,” Mr. Adamu said in the statement.
The 24-hour curfew which had been effective since Sunday totally crippled the socio-economic activities in the community, notable for its commerce.
Residents of Mubi, who spoke with PREMIU TIMES, complained about the curfew, saying it adversely affected them.
The Adamawa State Government said the lamentations of the people underscored its review of the curfew in order to allow residents replenish depleting stock of food supplies, and people in need of medical care to get the necessary attention.
A resident of Mubi, Ahmed Sajo, was bothered by the restriction of movement as it entered the fourth day. He welcomed the government’s decision to relax the curfew, saying “families could now go out to replenish their depleting food stock and those with deaths can now go out to bury their dead.”
The government’s announcement comes a day after the Joint Task Force, JTF, said it has uncovered and confiscated deposits of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), arms and
ammunition, and other dangerous weapons from yet another bomb manufacturing hideout in Mubi.
This latest discovery came 24 hours after the JTF raided another hideout were 156 persons, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, were apprehended on Sunday in the area.
The Adamawa State Government has urged citizens of the state to come out with any useful information to assist security operatives rid the state of the activities of the militants.