From Tom Garba,Yola
As part of efforts to protect residents from terrorist attack, especially suicide bombing, the Adamawa State government has resolved that all markets in the state capital are to close by 6pm daily.
The government disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday by Commissioner of Information, Honourable Ahmad Sajoh, in Yola, the state capital.
Sajoh and stated that the resolution was taken after the state security committee meeting held at the Government House to evaluate the unfortunate bomb blast of Tuesday.
The security meeting was presided over by the Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow and had in attendance all service commanders in the state.
Sajoh also stated that following the recent bombings unleashed on the state, the government was forced to place restrictions on the operations of relaxation joints and night-live activities as may be dictated by security agencies in the state.
According to the statement, “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”
The statement further called on the public to be mindful of unnecessary gatherings and congestions at places like viewing centres, cinema houses, banks and sporting areas.
It 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.
“The government appeals for understanding the public since these measures are just temporary meant to stabilize the security situation,” Sajoh stated.