Nigeria army imposes curfew in Maiduguri


Nigeria’s military has imposed a 24-hour curfew in parts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri as its offensive against militants continues.

Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, has been an important base for Boko Haram Islamist militants.

A statement named 11 areas of the city which would now be under permanent curfew.

Also on Saturday, the military said 65 “terrorists” had been arrested as they tried to infiltrate Maiduguri.

It said those arrested had been “fleeing from various camps now under attack”. However, there has been no independent confirmation of the claim.

A state of emergency is currently in force in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states.

Read more at BBC


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