Military Imposes 24-Hour Curfew On Maiduguri Town

Military Imposes 24-Hour Curfew On Maiduguri Town

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A 24-hour curfew has been  imposed on Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, starting from Friday, March 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. and will remain so until the security situation changes.

The state government, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, declared the curfew advising residents of the city to stay indoors.

The action was reached after a speedy study of a “security situation,” arising from the renewed recent attacks by the Boko Haram sect.

On Friday morning, members of Boko Haram attacked the Nigerian Army facility, Giwa Barracks, where their captured members are being held.captured Bok with hopes to set them free.

The attempt was foiled military men deployed to the area.

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