Governor Wike Imposes Total Curfew In Rivers State

Governor Wike

Governor Wike has imposed a total curfew on Rivers State.

Nigeria online news reports that Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike imposed a 24-hour curfew for two weeks around the Okoro-Nu-Odu overpass in Rumuokoro, Obio-Akpor local government area, following increased violence from worship.

The governor also warned that the government would properly treat anyone who disturbs the peace and security of the state.

Wike, in a statewide broadcast, explained that the decision to impose a curfew was made after the State Security Council meeting on Sunday in Port Harcourt.

He explained that the government was seriously concerned about the recent increase in worship activities, related violence and killings in the affected areas.

The governor, in a statement by his special assistant, media, Kelvin Ebiri, said that the government had repeatedly warned misguided youth against cultism because of its abominable antisocial effect on society.

He said: “As part of measures to address this threat, the government has imposed a total 24-hour curfew for two weeks throughout the area along and around the Okoro-nodu overpass up to a radius of one kilometer. from the Anglican Church of St. Emmanuel, Rumuokoro, which extends to the Rumuodomaya massacre and the local government daily market starting Monday, November 23, 2020.

“Consequently, no form of commerce, movement of people or vehicles is allowed within the aforementioned restricted areas until further notice.

“Only personnel and vehicles belonging to Julius Berger Nigeria Limited are exempted from the curfew and associated movement restrictions so that construction works on the Okoro-Nu-Odu overpass are not stopped.”

The governor ordered law enforcement agencies to strictly enforce the curfew and to arrest and summarily prosecute any person, merchant, or vehicle who violates the order.