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Gov Wike imposes curfew in the 23 local govt area of Rivers State

By Segun Adegbite

The executive governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has declared curfew in the entire 23 local government of the State.

The governor in a state wide broadcast on Wednesday April 28, 2021, said that the decision was taken after the review of the present security situation.

He said there are threat of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State and therefore his administration is taking the measure to protect lives and protect.

Below is the full statement of his broadcast;

“My dear people of Rivers State On 28th April 2021, the Rivers State Security Council, in consideration of the recent murderous attacks on security personnel in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas imposed a night-time curfew on our land borders with other States.

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“A review of the present security situation shows that the threat of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State still exists.

“This being so, it has become imperative for the State Government to take further necessary measures to secure our State and safeguard lives and property.

“Accordingly, the State Security Council has, today, after exhaustive deliberation, decided and advised that a statewide 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 10.00pm to 6.00am from today 29th April 2021 until further notice.

“We wish to repeat that in taking these and other drastic measures at this time, our singular intention is to secure our State and guarantee the protection of lives and property.”

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