Blast: Adamawa bans night markets in Yola

By 11:46 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 Comments



Following Tuesday’s bomb blast in Yola which

claimed many lives, Governor Mohammadu Jibrilla

has announced an indefinite ban on night markets

in the state capital.

Jibrilla made the announcement on Wednesday in

an interview with newsmen in Yola.

He said the ban was part of decisions taken at an

emergency security meeting at Government House,

Yola.

He said all business premises that attracted

crowds, particularly night markets, were expected

to close by 6 p.m.

The governor urged those affected to show

understanding as such measures became

necessary in order to save lives and property.

Shedding more light on the ban, the Commissioner

for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, said

relaxation points, particularly those that gathered

crowd, would also be affected by the ban.

Sajoh said security operatives would assess the

situation and take necessary measures to contain

the security challenge.

He said government would increase security

awareness campaigns while a Submit would soon

be organised for stakeholders including religious

and traditional rulers on measures to check the

security challenge.


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