Residents of Maiduguri, Borno State have expressed mixed reactions over the review of the curfew imposed on the state capital to between 8pm and 6am
The Borno State Government had on Monday reviewed the curfew hitherto observed between 10pm and 6am in view of the current security situation in the state.
Dr. Muhammad Bulama, the Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, said the curfew was “temporary”, to run between January and 6 so as to enhance security and safety of lives and property.
Bulama explained that the decision was based on advice of the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole.
A section of the residents who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri described the curfew as “retrogressive”.
Malam Muhammad Idris said the review of the curfew was not a right step toward restoration of peace in the state.
Idris said: “In the past two years, we enjoyed relative peace and freedom of movement at night.
“The action will induce fear in the minds of people and expose them to hardships as well.