Statewide Curfew Declared in Adamawa, As Jonathan Departs for S. Africa

President Jonathan with the Architect of Nigerian Misery

Following the bloody Friday in four [4] separate shooting incidents in Adamawa State yesterday [Friday January 6, 2012] which left about 30 south easterners dead, the governor of the State, Malam Nyako imposed a Statewide curfew through out the State. The announcement was made by the State Governor at 11am today [Saturday January 7, 2012].

According to information obtained by, the restriction in movement is said to be around the clock. All movements are restricted from morning till night. This is according to a security agent in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State.

The security agent revealed that the state security services [SSS] observed that the operatives of the Boko Haram have shifted their operation away from the local government areas [LGAs] that fell under the region pegged for the State of emergency declaration by the President – and has moved south towards Adamawa State. This is as the bloody incident at Mubi, Adamawa was followed by three sporadic shootings in Yola yesterday evening – leaving about an additional 12 persons of south east origin dead.

The Governor has offered a N25m reward for anyone with info leading to arrest gunmen who killed 26 people in Mubi and Yola

Meanwhile the President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan is scheduled to depart for South Africa for the Mandela gala on Monday January 9, 2012. The President’s advance team is said to have arrived South Africa yesterday.

Interestingly, the President’s trip coincides with the start of a massive protests by the labor unions over the sudden increase in fuel prices.

Stay tuned.



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