Bauchi- Bauchi State Government 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 state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Specialties Services, Malam Abdu Illelah, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Bauchi.
The statement said that Gov. Isa Yuguda approved the curfew as part of measures to protect lives and property, adding that it was with immediate effect.
The statement said report reaching the state government indicated that there was fierce battle between the military and suspected insurgents a few kilometres outside Bauchi town.
“The insurgents had earlier attacked Kirfi and Alakaleri Local Government Areas of the state.
“In view of the imminent danger this development could have on Bauchi metropolis and its environs, Gov. Isa Yuguda has approved a 24-hour curfew with immediate effect, to protect lives and property.”
“All residents are advised to remain indoors and be law-abiding until the military takes control of the situation, after which the curfew would be reviewed,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Malam Mohammed Abubakar, has kicked against the curfew.
Abubakar told newsmen that the decision was politically motivated. (NAN)