Breaking: Wike imposes statewide curfew

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has imposed a statewide curfew starting from today.

This follows heightening security threats in different parts of the country.

The governor said the curfew will start from 10 pm to 6 am.

Wike had earlier imposed a curfew on different entry points to the state following the killing of nine soldiers, police and customs officers last week.

Several security formations, especially the Oyigbo police station and the Port Harcourt prison have seen security beef up in recent days.

Read his full speech

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.