Citing improved security and up-coming month of Ramadan, authorities at the Nigerian Army 23Armoured Brigade, Yola, have announced relaxation of curfew imposed on Adamawa state.
Adamawa is one of the three states where emergency rule is in being enforced. President Goodluck Jonathan had in May declared state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states following escalation of attacks by the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram in the north.
The Brigade’s Public Relations Officer, Lieutenant Ja’afar Nuhu, said the 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew had been reviewed to 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
“In view of improved security situation in Adamawa and the up-coming month of Ramadan, the headquarters of the 23 Brigade wishes to inform the public that with effect from July 8, 2013, the curfew timing will be from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
“This is to enable law-abiding citizens to pursue their religious obligations in an atmosphere of peace and harmony,’’ the statement reads.
Wishing the people of the state a peaceful Ramadan, the Brigade PRO however, warned that the authorities will not hesitate to pull the full weight of the law, should anyone try to use the opportunity to take laws into their hands.