By Godwin Anene
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday imposed fresh curfew in the 23 local government areas of the state.
The curfew which took effect today (Thursday) by 10pm is aimed at checkmating the worsening security in the state.
Wike made the declaration in a state-wide broadcast after the State Security Council meeting held at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.
The governor had earlier imposed a night-time curfew on all entry and exit points with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, and Imo States.
A statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, explained that the decision to impose the on the entire State was taken after an exhaustive deliberation by the State Security Council.
Governor Wike noted that after a review of the present security situation said there are possibilities of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State, saying the curfew was from 10 pm to 6 am.
“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,” the statement said.
The governor appealed to residents of the state to remain vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement within their environment to the security agencies for immediate actions.