Military authorities in
Maiduguri, the Borno state
capital yesterday ordered
Muslim faithful attending
Friday prayers to treks to their
places of worship.
Although the Army said it
had temporarily relaxed the
curfew imposed on Maiduguri,
in order to allow the Muslim
faithful to attend Friday’s
congregational prayer, they
would have to trek to their
destinations as no vehicular
movement is allowed until
further notice.
Nigerian Pilot Saturday
gathered that the military
allowed the residents of the
troubled town to move freely
between 12pm and 5pm
yesterday.
In a mobile text message
circulated by the Deputy
Director, Army Public
Relations, 7 Division,
Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau,
stated that the curfew would
continue after yesterday
(Friday) prayer.
The text read, “The 7 Division,
Nigerian Army wishes to
announce to the general public
in Maiduguri that the curfew
currently in place is partially
lifted for only today (Friday),
May 15, 2015, from 1200hrs
(12pm) to 1700hrs(5pm).
“However, vehicular
movement is still restricted
within the city. Please be
vigilant and report any
security breach to the nearest
military establishment. Thank
you for your support and
understanding”.
The Army had last Thursday,
imposed a 24-hour curfew
on Maiduguri as the Boko
Haram’s Wednesday botched
effort to overrun Maiduguri
emerged.


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