The Borno state government has relaxed the three-week curfew imposed on Maiduguri, the state capital.
The state Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Dr. Muhammad Bulama, said on Saturday that the curfew would now be observed between 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
The review will give residents some measure of relief, as the curfew used to take effect from 8:00 p.m., till 6:00 a.m.
There is, however, no reprieve for residents of Moloi and Muna Garage, target of attacks by Boko Haram fighters.
Bulama said that the curfew would still be observed between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in the areas.
He explained that the action was sequel to the advice of the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole.
The Borno Government on January 2, reviewed the curfew, hitherto, observed between 10: 00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in view of the prevailing security situation in the state.
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