Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has imposed a curfew in Lamurde and Guyuk LGAs following escalation of communal conflicts in the areas.
A press release issued by the press secretary to the governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, and made available to Daily Trust said the curfew was effective from 5pm to 6am in Lafiya and Boshikiri towns as well as the surrounding villages of Mumseri, Mere, Kupte and Zakawon.
Locals reported that the conflict between the indigenous Lunguda and Waja settler communities claimed at least 10 lives in the area.
The governor expressed concern over attacks on individuals and private property by troublemakers, saying the curfew would enable security agencies to deal with criminals and maintain law in the affected areas.
“We have exhausted all the means to arrest the situation in that area. It now requires a whole new approach because we have been left with no option,” the statement said.