Adamawa Government has declared 24 curfew on Lamurde Local Government Area of the state following the recent sectarian violence in Tigno town that led to many deaths and injuries.
A statement by the Adamawa Police Command issued Monday by the Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje said 30 suspects had been arrested with dangerous weapons recovered from the suspects.
Nguroje said the curfew declared by the state government which take effect on Monday would be enforced by the police in collaboration with othe security agencies.
“The Adamawa State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that, following the State Government imposement of 24hour Curfew on Lamurde Local Government as a measures to contain the escalation of the Crises across the Local Government.
“The Command in collaboration with sister security agencies will commence the full enforcement of the directives effective from today Monday 18th May, 2020.
“To this effect, members of the general public are advised to strictly adhere to the restriction order until further notice
“There will be a 24hour curfew with immediate effect across the Local Government which means all movements are prohibited during this period .
“The Commissioner of Police OLUGBENGA ADEYANJU fdc , appeals to members of the general public to respectfully comply with such orders as taskforce team that comprising of police and other security agents has been deployed to augment the strength of the Area Commander Numan and DPO Lamurde to enforce the government Directives.
“The command while urging members of the public to adhere strictly, equally warn officers and men deployed for this operation to display high level of professionalism, operate within the context of the law and respect Human rights.
“Similarly, all those apprehended will be diligently investigated and prosecuted, while the Command assured of its commitment to protect lives and properties ,calls on people to stay at home and remain safe,” Nguroje said in the statement.