Insecurity: Wike Extends Curfew Across the State

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Nyesom Wike, who spoke while relaunching the special police unit C4i at Government House

Rivers State Government has extended an earlier curfew it imposed at the entry points to the state and has now declared a curfew to run from 10pm to 6am, with effect from Thursday.

The review of the scope of the curfew was done at State Security Council meeting held at Government where the security situation in the state was reviewed, according to a broadcast by the Governor, Nyesom Wike.

The governor said the security council feared more deadly attacks could take place in spite of the closure of the borders at night and therefore decided to extend the curfew to all parts of the state.

Wike had on Tuesday imposed a nighttime curfew at all border points in the state following the attacks on security personnel at checkpoints in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas.

“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 prohibiting any human and or vehicular movement within or any part of the State from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from today 29th April 2021 until further notice,” he said.

The governor urged everyone in the State to be vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement in their neighbourhood to security agencies for immediate action.

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