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Nggilari cancel curfew

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Governor Bala James Nggilari, of Adamawa State has lifted the controversial curfew earlier imposed on the state by the state Commissioner of Police Gabriel Adaji.

The CP has during a Press Conference indicated that the state will come under curfew with effect from Sunday 12th April, 2015 adding that the curfew will last for three days.

Since the announcement, the police commissioner came under heavy attack as the major political parties in the state vows to defy it.

The Governor who announced the lifting of the curfew shortly after he was accredited at the Moddibo Adama University of Technology Yola said he took the decision after reviewing the political situation.

He explained that the government was fully aware of the decision reached by the security agents and politicians to impose curfew on the state on Sunday but due to the unpopularity of the decision, he has

bowed to the people’s will.

The Decision was reached by the security agents and politicians during a stakeholders meeting where they unanimously agreed that in the interest of the state there should be a curfew in order to avoid

what happened during the presidential elections where some innocent citizens were harassed; he said.

The governor stated that since the state commissioner of Police announced the imposition of the curfew, protest has greeted it by many stakeholders hence his reversal of the curfew.

Everybody can now go about with their businesses as there is no longer curfew as earlier  declared.

Nggilari reiterated that the government will not fold its arms and allow people to foment trouble during and after the polls stressing that whoever is caught breaching the peace of the state will be deal with squarely.

Meanwhile the state commissioner of police has rescinded his earlier announcement that curfew will take place on Sunday in the state.

The police commissioner who spoke through his PPRO DSP Othman Abubakar said that, based on the protest that greeted the announcement the security agents have lifted the curfew.

 

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