The Gombe state government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Biliri town, Biliri local government area following an outbreak of violence in the area.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, in a statement Friday, said the curfew which “commences with immediate effect is aimed at restoring peace in the troubled area.”
“The state government affirmed the need peaceful co-existence among the citizenry and commitment to the protection of lives and properties. Consequently, the government has suspended all forms of gathering in Biliri local government area. All security agencies are hereby directed to ensure strict compliance with this directive. All citizens are expected to comply with the directive except those personnel providing essential services,” the statement read in part.