By Tom Garba,Yola – As part of efforts to avert the incessant bombings, the Adamawa State government has resolved that all markets in the state capital are to close by 6pm and no market is allowed to operate beyond 6pm daily.
The government disclosed this in a press statement signed Thursday by the Commissioner of Information, Ahmad Sajoh, in Yola, the state capital.
The resolution was taken after a state security committee meeting held at the Government House to evaluate the incident of bomb blast of Tuesday.
The security meeting which was presided over bythe Governor of the state, Senator Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow had in attendant all the service state commanders.
According to the statement, the meeting resolved that following the recent bombings unleashed on the state by the Boko Haram, the government is forced to place restrictions on the operations of relaxation joints and night-live activities as may be dictated by security agencies in the state.
“There will be a stakeholders security training programme to be coordinated by security agents on the 23rd of November, 2015 and state security summit to take place on the 10th of December, 2015”, it stated.
The statement called on the general public to be mindful of unnecessary gatherings and congestions such as viewing centres, cinema houses, banks and sporting areas.
It hereby directed heads of Educational institutions to ensure the safety of the students in their schools by putting extra measures to ensure improve security in all schools in the state adding that the committee has also promised to establish a security telephone lines so that the public can report security matters.
However the statement commended the taken by religious leaders in churches and Mosques and called on them to continue with such measures without relaxing them.
“The government appeals for understanding the public since these measures are just temporary meant to stabilize the security situation” It stated.