Abia State Announces Curfew Following Imo Attacks

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Abia State Government has taken proactive security measure by imposing curfew in the state after yet to be identified gunmen attacked key security institutions in Imo State.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, stated that the curfew takes effect from Monday.

“The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the imposition of curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis between 10pm and 6am daily from today, Monday, 5th April, 2021 till further notice.

“This is sequel to security reports received from multiple sources, and informed by the need to continue to protect innocent citizens and residents of the state., said the statement.

He called on Security agencies in the state to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive.

The directives however, exempted those on essential services with proper identification during this period.

The Governor further directed traditional rulers, men of the State Homeland Security Team and Community Vigilante Services in the state to monitor movement of persons within their respective domains and take necessary measures to protect the people and their property.

The statement advised law abiding citizens to go about their normal duties, outside the curfew period, without fear of molestation as the security architecture of the state is robust enough to guarantee their safety.

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