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Raising Security Concerns: RIVERS GOVT Imposes DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW

by Anita Ogona

Rivers State Security Council has imposed dusk-to- dawn curfew on the entire 23 Local Government Areas of the State with effect from today.

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, in a statewide broadcast said the decision to impose the dusk-to-dawn curfew on the entire State was taken after an exhaustive deliberation by the State Security Council at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.

The governor recalled that on 28th April 2021, the State Security Council, in consideration of the recent murderous attacks on security personnel in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas had imposed a night time curfew on all entry and exit points with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States.

But, after a review of the present security situation, the governor said there are possibilities of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State.

And to this end, he said 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 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 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from today 29th April 2021 until further notice.”

Governor Wike emphasised that in taking these and other drastic measures at this time, the State government’s singular intention 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 neighbourhood to the security agencies for immediate actions.

Kelvin Ebiri
Special Assistant (Media) Rivers State Governor

April 29, 2021

STATE BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY NYESOM EZENWO WIKE, CON, GSSRS, POS 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.

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