Following Tuesday’s bomb blast in Yola which claimed many lives, Gov. Mohammadu Jibrilla has announced an indefinite ban on night markets in the state capital.
Jibrilla made the announcement on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen in Yola.
He said the ban was part of decisions taken at an emergency security meeting at Government House, Yola.
He said all business premises that attracted crowds, particularly night markets, were expected to close by 6 p.m.
The governor urged those affected to show understanding as such measures became necessary in order to save lives and property.
Shedding more light on the ban, the Commissioner for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, said relaxation points, particularly those that gathered crowd, would also be affected by the ban.
Sajoh said security operatives would assess the situation and take necessary measures to contain the security challenge.
He said government would increase security awareness campaigns while a Submit would soon be organised for stakeholders including religious and traditional rulers on measures to check the security challenge.