Borno Government relaxes curfew on Maiduguri

Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima

The Borno state government had imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the city.

The Borno Government on Tuesday relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Maiduguri in December, 2013.

The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media and Communications, Isa Gusau, said this in a statement in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Mr. Gusau said the curfew would now be observed between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily.

“Governor Kashim Shettima has approved the review of the dusk to dawn curfew imposed in Maiduguri on December 2, 2013, following an insurgents’ attack.

“The curfew now starts from 9 p.m. and lasts till 6 a.m. as against the former 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

“Governor Shettima approved the review after due consultation with security agencies at a Security Council meeting held today at the Government House,” Mr. Gusau said.

He, however, said that essential service providers like doctors are exempted from the curfew and advised all citizens to corporate with security officials and abide with the provision of the curfew.

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