THE Nigerian military on Wednesday, May 13, imposed a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri, Borno State capital, following the deadly attack by Boko Haram on the city. According to media reports, sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions engulfed city from 5:00 pm into the night forcing many residents to flee their homes but were trapped as the military blocked major roads and streets in the metropolis to avoid further attacks by the insurgents.
The imposition of the 24-hour curfew was contained in a press statement signed by Tukur Gusau, a colonel and deputy director Army public relations and made available to the press on Thursday, 14. The statement said in part: “In view of the recent development within Maiduguri metropolis a 24-hour curfew is hereby imposed in the city. This is done to protect lives and property of innocent and law abiding people of Maiduguri.”
— May 25, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT