Friday, 10 April 2015

Police Impose Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On Adamawa

The Police in Adamawa have imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Adamawa, which will take effect from Sunday (day after Saturday’s election) and Tuesday April 14.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Adaji while addressing journalists in Yola the state capital. Adaji said the decision was taken at a crucial inter-agency security meeting and was aimed to curtail the breakdown of law and order.

He said the decision to impose the curfew was taken “to avert some nasty experiences encountered when the Presidential elections result was announced where miscreants hijacked the celebrations.”
Adaji said the “the police will enforce the dusk-to-dawn curfew and anyone found wanting will be dealt with.”

Meanwhile the All Progressives Congress as kicked against the decision, and has alleged that the police might be conspiring to rig the elections.

The organizing secretary of the party, Ahmad Lawal, said they will defy the order.

“We are not going to abide by it because it was not part of the accord earlier signed by stakeholders. They should have told us this during our stakeholders meeting,” he said.

“How could police declare dusk-to-dawn curfew, we are not happy.

“The police has conspired to rig elections but we will not agree. We are not in fighting a war and cannot see any reason why a curfew should be imposed after the conduct of peaceful elections,” he said.
Also reacting, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Movement, Ahmad Modibbo, and his party members vowed to resist the imposition of the curfew.

Speaking through the Director General of his Campaign organisation, Sunday Wigra, Mr. Modibbo said “as far as we are concerned, the move by the police is vain and will be resisted”.

“It seems police want to cause problem, because nothing happened during the recent elections, why now?” he asked.

Source: Premium Times

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