Military Authorities Impose 24-Hour Curfew on Yobe State


Following a fresh attack on Damaturu, the Yobe State capital by members of the Boko Haram sect, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed across the state.

The curfew was announced by Captain Eli Lazarus, the spokesman of the 3 Division Special Operation Battalion, Damaturu on Thursday night.

In a statement signed by the military spokesman, law abiding citizens were urged to remain calm as the Battalion steps up its operation to rid the state of insurgents.

Street Journal gathered that terrorists stormed the capital on Thursday and attacked mega petrol stations. They were also engaged were in a shoot out with military personnel. Residents in some areas confirmed that they heard sporadic shooting as well as a number of explosions.

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