Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state due to rising insecurity.
In a statewide broadcast on Thursday, the governor said the decision was taken after an exhaustive deliberation by the state security council at the government house in Port Harcourt.
The governor noted that the curfew is with immediate effect from 10 pm to 6 am. On Wednesday, the governor had imposed a night curfew in all the state’s land borders.
In a statement by his media, Kelvin Ebiri, Governor Wike said the council decided to review the present security situation following the recent murderous attacks on security personnel in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas.
He said there are possibilities of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the state, hence the measure 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.
Wike said: “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.”