Bauchi Govt. imposes 24-hour curfew on Bauchi, Alkaleri, Kirfi

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Bauchi- Bauchi has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Bauchi, Alkaleri and Kirfi towns, following attacks by insurgents in Alkaleri and Kirfi Local Government Areas of the .

This is contained in a signed by the Permanent Secretary, Specialties Services, Malam Abdu Illelah, and made available newsmen on Sunday in Bauchi.

The said that Gov. Isa Yuguda approved the curfew as part of measures protect lives and property, adding that was with immediate effect.

The said  report reaching the indicated that there was fierce battle between the and suspected insurgents a few kilometres outside Bauchi town.

“The insurgents had earlier attacked Kirfi and Alakaleri Local Government Areas of the .

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“In view of the imminent danger this could have on Bauchi metropolis and its environs, Gov. Isa Yuguda has approved a 24-hour curfew with immediate effect, protect lives and property.”

“All residents are advised to remain indoors and be -abiding until the takes control of the , after which the curfew would be reviewed,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive (APC), Malam Mohammed Abubakar, has kicked against the curfew.

Abubakar told newsmen that the decision was politically motivated. (NAN)