The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Maiduguri, following a botched attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents
Col. Tukur Gusau, the spokesman for the division made the announcement in a statement issued Thursday morning.
The statement read: “In view of the recent development within Maiduguri metropolis, a 24-hour curfew is hereby imposed on the city.
“This is done to protect lives and property of innocent and law abiding people of Maiduguri,” the statement said.
It added that the Nigerian Army, once again, thanked the people for their continuous support and cooperation. “The situation is firmly under control,” it added.