Maiduguri – The Nigerian Army said on Friday that the curfew imposed in Maiduguri between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. was still in force.
This is contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri by Col. Mustpaha Anka, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations.
It warned that drastic action would be taken against individuals found violating the curfew.
“It has come to the notice of Headquarters, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, that some members of the public violate orders on curfew imposed in Maiduguri and environs.
“ Violations of curfew threaten the relative peace being enjoyed in Maiduguri town.
“Please be reminded that a legitimate curfew in Maiduguri imposed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. is still in force.
“The Division wishes to inform the general public that despite the successes recorded against Boko Haram insurgents across the state, the fight against insurgency is not yet over.”
It said that the curfew might be reviewed in future when the security situation in the state improved tremendously.
“The Borno State Government and Headquarters of the Theatre Command will at the appropriate time review the curfew in line with prevailing security situation across the state.
“We wish to reiterate that anyone found flaunting the orders will be arrested and prosecuted.
“All law abiding citizens and peace loving people of Borno are hereby advised to report any suspicious persons to the nearest military post, security agencies or Civilian Joint Task Force,” it said. (NAN)