The Joint Security Task Force (JTF) in Yobe State has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Potiskum local government area of the state, saying that the new measure took effect from Monday, August 5, 2013.
The JTF stated this yesterday in a statement issued by the Yobe State Joint Task Force (JTF) spokesman, Eli- Lazaru, in Damaturu, the state capital.
Lazaru also urged residents to remain calm and cooperate with security agencies by remaining indoors.
According to him, the residents of Potiskum local government town would remain indoors until the curfew is lifted.
He said that the JTF wished to appreciate the patience and cooperation of members of the general public with security agents, saying that cooperation and timely provision of information by people across the state had helped the JTF in its task of ensuring peace and security.
The JTF also urged the general public not to relent in reporting any suspicious movements in their communities or neighbourhoods and to continue to assist and cooperate with security agents in the interest of peace and security.
He called on the general public and entire people of the state to contact the JTF in the case of any breach of security in their areas.