Rivers State Govt Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Niger Delta Nigeria has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on all the LGAs in the state with immediate effect.

Wike in a statewide broadcast on Thursday said the decision was taken after an exhaustive deliberation by the state security council at the government house in Port Harcourt.

The special assistant to the governor on media, Kelvin Ebiri, in a statement said the council decided to review the present security situation.

According to Ebiri, the council said there are possibilities of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the state.

The governor had imposed a night curfew in all the state’s land borders on Wednesday.

Wike during the broadcast said, “Accordingly, the state security council has, today, after exhaustive deliberation, decided and advised that a state-wide curfew on human and vehicular movements be imposed as part of additional measures to prevent the faceless criminals from unleashing their deadly actions.”

“Consequently, a night curfew is hereby imposed on the entire 23 local government areas of the state.”

The curfew, therefore, prohibits any human and/or vehicular movement within or any part of the state from 10 pm to 6 am from today, 29th April 2021 until further notice.

Wike said the measure is to secure the state and guarantee the protection of lives and property.

The governor, however, urged everyone in the state to be vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement in their neighborhoods to the security agencies for immediate action.

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