Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has announced restriction of movement from 10 pm to 6am on the entire 23 Local Government Areas of the State with effect from Thursday.
The governor in a statewide broadcast in Port Harcourt explained that decision to impose the curfew on the entire State was taken at an exhaustive deliberation by the State Security Council at Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.
The statewide restriction came a day after the State Security Council in consideration of the recent wave of attacks on security personnel in Ikwerre and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas imposed a night time curfew on all entry and exit points with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States.
He stated that the restriction has to be reviewed following intelligence that were possibilities of further deadly attacks on hard and soft targets across the State.
Wike said it has become imperative for the State Government to take further necessary step to secure the state and safeguard lives and property.
“Accordingly, the State Security Council has, today, after exhaustive deliberation, decided and advised that a state wide curfew on human and vehicular movements be imposed as part of additional measures to prevent the faceless criminals from unleashing their deadly actions.
“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.”