Boko Haram: Adamawa warns against false alarm, reviews curfew

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The Adamawa State Government has cautioned the public against rumour mongering capable of raising tension in the state.

A statement by Maxwell Dukku, the Press Secretary to the Governor, said government attention had been drawn to rumours making round that part of Yola was under attack.

“This is mere false alarm and unfounded. The government appeals to all citizens to remain calm and go about their legitimate activities.

“Government and the security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure peace and the safety of all and sundry in the state,” the statement said.

It urged the people to report any suspicious movement or activity to the nearest security outpost in their locality.

It also urged all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) including those staying with their relations to endeavour to register at the camps for proper identification and easy contact.

Meanwhile, the state government also reviewed the initial 11.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. curfew in the state to 9.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.

A statement by Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Welye, said the development was due to “current security situation in the state”.

Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno are the three states most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency and have been under a state of emergency since last year. Last week, the insurgents overran security forces in Mubi, and took over the town, one of the largest in Adamawa.



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  • D1

    False alarm ko! Make dem no put Sand sand for him garri as he just start to dey chop. I dey laugh!

    • What can we really do to change the following situations in Nigeria? I doubt if
      these comments reach those they are intended for. I don’t want my
      comments to be in vain.
      Why is Nigeria allowing Sharia in Northern Nigeria? That’s the LICENSE that
      opens the gate for those who are faithful to Qur’an and Hadith to
      establish Ummah al-Islamiyah in Nigeria and EXPAND SHARIA.

      Concerning “touch not the anointed”, please send the following IMPORTANT MESSAGE
      to all who can do something about it:

      Like the U.K. Charity Commission, Nigeria needs to start prosecuting
      Religious Fraudsters. Also, Nigerian Officials must stop mixing Government with Religion.

      • D1

        This is the wrong forum to make your opinion count, buddy. You have to take it to Channels TV for discussion, then you will get noticed.

    • Otile

      Inlaw, see why I am calling on you people to let my people go.

  • Otile

    People should not listen to Alhaji Tanko Ibrahim Welye. His appeal to be calm in the face of advancing Boko Haram forces is dangerous. This is what they said about Mubi, 2 nights after the call for calm Boko boys captured Mubi intact with our troops fleeing to Cameroon Republic.

    My advice to the people of Adamawa is to be vigilant, life has no duplicate. When Boko boys storm, any little tarrying can get you behind the enemy line, if you are lucky to be alive. Watch BBC video to see what life is all about in the captured territories. Life is no fun in a pure sharia state, many have given up their arms and legs to amputation so that good sharia can be implemented.