The Gombe State Government on Monday announced an extension of the curfew imposed in Gombe metropolis to ensure full return to normalcy.
A statement by James Pisagih, Secretary to State Government, in Gombe said the newly pronounced curfew would last between 6pm and 6am daily until normalcy is fully returned.
It would be recalled that the government had approved the imposition of curfew in Gombe metropolis from Saturday 3pm to Sunday 6am following the eruption of violence in the city.
Meanwhile, the statement said the government’s decision to extend the curfew was as a result of security intelligence report.
It said security reports indicated that some hoodlums took advantage of the lapse of the earlier curfew to perpetrate crime and violence.
“In order to ensure relative peace in the state metropolis, Gov, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has directed that the curfew be extended from 6p.m to 6a.m daily until normalcy is fully returned,” the statement said.
The statement called on security operatives to ensure strict compliance to the directive and ensure improved surveillance within the metropolis.
It also urged traditional and religious leaders in the state to create more awareness on the need for peace in the state.