By Sampson Boroh
Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Nembe, Bassambiri and Ogbolomabiri communities in Nembe Local Government Council of the state over brewing crisis in the areas.
The governor in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Mr Ayibaina Duba, said the curfew will begin today (Wednesday) July 14, 2021, to urgently arrest the crisis.
It said some yet-to-be-identified persons were carrying out violent attacks in the area thus the decision to imposed the curfew between the hours of 6pm to 6am daily.
The statement said the curfew will remain until the security situation in the area improves, while adding that security agencies have been drafted to the troubled communities to arrest the situation.
The statement read, “Bayelsa State Government has reviewed the reports of violent crisis in Nembe, leading to a breach of the public peace and the law by yet-to-be-identified individuals.
“Worried that the violence might escalate, a dusk to dawn curfew is hereby imposed on Nembe; Bassambiri, Ogbolomabiri and environs effective from Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
“The curfew shall be in force from 6pm to 6am daily until the security situation in the affected communities improves.
“Relevant security formations have been mobilized to enforce the dusk to dawn curfew.
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“Residents of the area are, therefore, advised to comply in their own interest.
“Government further wishes to implore residents of Nembe and aggrieved individuals in the area to allow peace to reign by seeking civilised alternatives to resolving whatever might have caused the recent unfortunate situation.”