JTF tighten security in Damaturu

Channels Television  
Updated June 22, 2012

Security has been beefed up in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, following Monday’s attack by members of the radical Islamic Sect Boko Haram.

Officers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) conducted searches on pedestrians and vehicles on the street of the state capital following the relaxation of the 24 hour curfew on Thursday by the state government.

The state governor on Thursday, visited the affected areas and condemned the attack on schools and churches by members of the sect.

He also called on the federal government to equip the security agencies and gave the assurance that he will continue to give them the necessary support.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police in charge of “F” department at the Police headquarters Mr Atiku Kafur Yusuf was in Damaturu for an on the spot assessment of the situation

Mr Kafur called on residents of the state capital to give security agents useful information saying the task of ensuring security of lives and property is a collective responsibility of everyone.

The DIG commended the police, the JTF as well as other security agencies for their efforts in repelling the terror attack in the state.