Gov Wike Relaxes Curfew in Oyigbo

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Gov Wike Relaxes Curfew in Oyigbo
Nwolu Obiajulu

In the wake of the alleged killing of security operatives by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, the Rivers State government has relaxed the 24 hour curfew imposed on Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking at the Government House in Port Hacourt, the Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim said the curfew had been reviewed to start from 7pm to 6am beginning from Wednesday.

He said: “You will recall that following the killing of six soldiers and four policemen, and the destruction of Court buildings by members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Rivers State Government imposed a 24-hour curfew on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area on October 21, 2020.

“The State Security Council met today and reviewed the situation in Oyigbo and has therefore decided to review the curfew. From tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the curfew will now be from 7 pm to 6 am until further notice”.

Nsirim explained that during the mayhem that claimed the lives of security agents, 50 AK 47 rifles were carted away.

He further stated that security agencies in the area would continue to embark on surveillance and search operations to recover the rifles which in the illegal possession of some persons.

He enjoined residents of Oyigbo and members of the public to cooperate with the security agencies.

“Let me use this opportunity to let all those living and doing business in the State know that His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, is always committed to implement his social contract with the people; and will protect lives and property, at all times.”

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