Army Admits Fight against Boko Haram not Yet Over


  • Curfew still in force in Maiduguri

By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Nigerian Army has admitted that despite the successes recorded against Boko Haram Insurgents across the state, the fight against them is not yet over.

It reminded members of the public that the 9pm-6am curfew imposed on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, as one of the measures to counter the activities of Boko Haram terrorists is still in force.

The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations (DDAPR), Col. Mustapha Anka, in a statement Friday, said that it has come to the notice of Headquarters 7 Division, Nigerian Army Operation Lafiya Dole that some members of the public violate orders on curfew imposed in Maiduguri and environs.

Anka warned that “violations of curfew threatens the relative peace being enjoyed in Maiduguri town.

“Please be reminded that a legitimate curfew in Maiduguri imposed from 9pm to 6am is still in force.”

The DDAPR said that  Borno State Government and Headquarters Theatre Command will at the appropriate time review the curfew in line with prevailing security situation across the state.

Anka reiterated that anyone found flouting the orders will be arrested and prosecuted.