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Insecurity: Gov Wike Imposes curfew in Rivers, tightens security

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

/ by Joe Shnayder

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has impose curfew in Rivers State following security challenges facing the state. 

The governor said this when issuing a press statement, he says "You know about the new security breaks and dangerous assaults on security staff by yet to be recognized shooters and scoundrels" . 

On Saturday 24th the April 2021 some honest officials of the Customs, Police and Civil Defense authorities on their obligation posts along the Port Harcourt – Owerri express way were trapped and abhorrently killed without hesitating by outfitted assailants. 

The following day, that is, Sunday, 25th April 2021, the State saw another destructive assault and killing of officials and men of the Nigerian Army directly in their obligation post at Abua town in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the State. 

Albeit the security offices are examining these assaults with the end goal of dealing with the culprits, no one yet knows where and when the following assault would occur; neither do we additionally know the intentions of the disturbed characters or gathering behind these silly attack on our State and the existences of safety agents attempting to keep us free from any and all harm. 

In any case, what is clear is that the aggressors and their supporters are individuals who came from outside Rivers State, and as a Government, we are resolved to do everything inside our forces to forestall the reoccurrence of such silly and deadly demonstrations pointed toward making an environment of gross instability and frenzy among the residents. 

Considering what is happening consequently and its suggestions to the security of the State and residents, and in release of our sacred duty around there, the Government of Rivers State has chosen to confine night developments into and out of the State from the land boundaries of the State. 

Thus, a night time limitation is therefore forced and no individual or vehicle is permitted into and out of Rivers State from 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from tomorrow 28th April 2021 until additional notification. 

We wish to exhort that the individuals who have any real need or motivation to come into or leave the State should do as such before 8.00 p.m. at the point when the time limitation will come into power every day. 

 Security organizations have been presented on screen and implement severe consistence with the time limit at all our property borders and additionally passage and leave focuses with Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States. 

We call all residents to comprehend that these are abnormal occasions and nothing can be more principal than our aggregate wellbeing and security. 

We subsequently encourage everybody to be cautious and report each valuable knowledge or dubious developments to the security organizations for guaranteed activities. 

Much thanks to you and may God favor Rivers State, he says. 

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