The Adamawa State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Madagali Local Government Area of the state.
The curfew was sequel to weekend’s attack and taking over of the secretariat of the local government by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents.
The government on Sunday cited the “volatile security situation”, which caused loss of lives and property in the local government.
A statement by the Deputy Permanent secretary, Security and Special Service, Government House, Ahamdu Baji, said: “Following volatile security situation and attendant loss of lives and property and displacement of people, Adamawa State Government has imposed 24 hours curfew on Madagali Local Government Area.
“The Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, extends his heartfelt condolence to all those affected and assures that Government will do everything possible to mitigate their hardship.
“The government appeals to the citizens in the area, urging them to cooperate and observe the curfew strictly”.