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Adamawa imposes curfew after Boko Haram killings

Yola (NAN) The Adamawa Government has declared a dusk to dawn curfew in major towns across the state, following Friday incident in which unidentified gunmen killed 12 people in a church in Yola.

The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Abdurrahman Jimeta, who disclosed this on Saturday, said that the curfew affected major towns like Mubi, Numan, Michika and Gombi.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that unidentified gunmen in two separate attacks killed 14 people between Jan. 5 and Jan. 6.

Jimeta urged the people of Adamawa to remain calm and be law abiding, noting that government had taken necessary steps to contain the situation.

Also speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the command, Mr Altine Daniel, an Assistant Superintendent of Police confirmed that 12 people were killed in the church attack while four other victims injured were receiving treatment.

Altine also confirmed that 14 people died in the two separate attacks that took place in Mubi on Thursday and Friday.

She said that the police had not ascertained the perpetrators of the act but had drafted men to strategic places for stop and search exercise.

Altine appealed to the public to assist the police and other security agencies with necessary information that could led to the arrest of the perpetrators.

Meanwhile, Gov. Muritala Nyako, has announced a N25 million reward for any person that could give information to the arrest of the culprits. (NAN)


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