The Rivers State Government today relaxed the 24 hour curfew imposed in Oyigbo Local Government Area between the hours of 6am and 7pm. This comes after residents of the area lamented the deplorable situation the curfew has put them through.
The development was contained in a press statement signed by Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor, Kelvin Ebiri where he said the Rivers State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim revealed in a briefing at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday. The review of the curfew takes effect from 7pm to 6am beginning from Wednesday.
According to the statement, “You will recall that following the killing of six soldiers and four policemen, and the destruction of Court buildings by members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Rivers State Government imposed a 24 hour curfew on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area on October 21, 2020.
“The State Security Council met today and reviewed the situation in Oyigbo and has therefore decided to review the curfew. From tomorrow, Wednesday November 4, 2020, the curfew will now be from 7pm to 6am until further notice”, the statement reads.
The Commissioner further encouraged residents of Oyigbo and members of the public to cooperate with the security agencies as they go about their lawful business unmolested.