Security breaches: Wike declares state-wide night curfew in Rivers

By Chris Udochukwu

Port Harcourt (Precise Post) – Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has extended the curfew to the entire 23 Local Government Areas of the State prohibiting any human and or vehicular movement within or any part of the State from 10.00p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from Thursday 29th April 2021 until further notice.

Wike who disclosed this in a state cast said the decision was predicated on the review of the present security situation which shows that the of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State still exists.

Precise Post recalls that Wike earlier imposed night-time curfew on Rivers land borders with other States following the murderous attacks on security personnel in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas by unknown Gunmen.

The full broadcast reads:

STATE BROADCAST BY DIS EXCELLENCY NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, CON, GSSRS,
ON THE RECENT SECURITY BREACHES IN RIVERS STATE.

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.

A review of the present security situation shows that the 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 10.00
p.m. to 6.00 a.m. 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.

While therefore calling for continued understanding, we again advise everyone to be vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement in your neighbourhood to the security agencies for
immediate actions.

Thank you and may God bless Rivers State.

Recalls that earlier, gunmen have stormed and carried out a jail break and set prisoners free and at another ocassion stormed the country home Governor Hope Uzodinma killing one security guard and destroying properties worth millions of naira.

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