Borno used to be a strong hold of Boko Haram terrorist group and their activities in the state had forced the State government to impose a curfew in Maiduguri, the capital city.

They have now been decimated, but from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., residents of the city had to observe a curfew.  That timing has changed. 

Now residents will have to cease movement from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in line with the new curfew adjusted time. 

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, had advised the state government to review the curfew time.

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The Commissioner, Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Dr Mohammed Bulama, announced the new curfew time in a statement on Monday in Maiduguri.

Bulama said that the curfew was temporary and would be between January 2 to January 6, to enhance security in the metropolis.

He disclosed that the curfew was imposed based on advice by the Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

“The Borno State Government on the advice of the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, wishes to inform the general public that the existing curfew regime in the state has been temporarily rescheduled.

“The curfew as from Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 6, 2018, will commence from 8:00 p.m. in the night till 6:00 a.m.

“This review is done in the over riding interest of public safety and to ensure that the emerging peace in the state is further consolidated.

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“While deeply regretting any inconvenience this adjustment of curfew timing may cause, the Borno State Government craves the understanding and full cooperation of the general public," the statement read.

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