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Rivers Govt ease curfew in Obio/ Akpor LGA



Victoria Ogunrinde


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has relieved the curfew time in the Obio/Akpor, Port Harcourt Local Government Areas of the state.

Wike who made the announcement in a press statement on Sunday said that after yet another review of the prevailing security situation and in particular, the effect of the curfew on citizens, the State Security Council has decided to relax the curfew time a little for Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas only.

He added that “Consequently, the current night time curfew in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas will now be effective from 8.30 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from Sunday 16th May 2021, while the prevailing starting to closing time-frame of 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. still continues to apply to the curfew in the rest of the 21 Local Government Areas of the State until further notice.”

The governor assured citizens and resident that his government is able, willing and ready to act directly and decisively, and at any time with the full weight of the government to forestall every security threat to the State from any person, group or quarters.

However, he cautioned that the nation’s security agencies are on ground to strictly enforce the State-wide curfew as reviewed and arrest and prosecute any intransigent person or group that may fail to comply.

“Our State; our heritage is no one else’s property to assault and destroy at will. It goes without saying therefore, that every citizen and resident bears some level of responsibility to protect it from the injurious hegemonic tendencies of strangers and ensure the peace, safety and security of everyone”, the governor added.

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