Rivers State Government, Nyesom Wike,has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the 23 Local Government Areas in the state with immediate effect.
A statement by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, said Wike made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Thursday, adding that the governor noted that the decision was taken after an exhaustive deliberation during the state security council meeting held at Government House, Port Harcourt.
Wike said the council decided to review the present security situation, saying there are possibilities of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the state.
“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 10pm to 6am from today, 29th April, 2021 until further notice,”Wike said.
He said the measure is to secure the state and guarantee the protection of lives and property.
The governor urged everyone in the state to be vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement in their neighbourhoods to the security agencies for immediate action.
On Wednesday, the governor had imposed a night curfew in all the state’s land borders.