Following the crisis which ensued over the killings of ten members of the Boys Brigade during a procession in the metropolis last Easter, the Gombe State Government has imposed a curfew on the state metropolis, effective from Saturday to 6:00 am on Sunday.
The Acting Secretary to the State Government, Mr James Pisagih, gave the directive in a statement in Gombe, Saturday. He stated that the situation would be reviewed after restoration of normalcy.
“This became necessary after due consultation with the Heads of security agencies in the state, in response to the prevailing security situation in the state, especially Gombe metropolis.
“Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo has approved the imposition of curfew in Gombe metropolis with immediate effect from today April 27 to 28 6:00 a.m,” he stated.
He further stated that only officials on essential services were allowed to move around and they must produce evidence of such.
The incident also resulted in 30 of the Boys Brigade sustaining various degree of injuries. Tension was raised by some youths when the BB members were being taken for burial from the State Specialist Hospital at Jekadafari Quarters of the state capital, leading to the curfew.