RIVERS- Thursday, 29 April 2021: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a curfew on the 23 Local Government Areas of the state, with effect from Thursday, April 29, 2021.
The Governor made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Thursday, stating that a review of the security situation since the last curfew was imposed shows that security threats still exist in the state.
Recall that Wike imposed a night curfew at all land borders in the state couple of days ago.
“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,” Wike stated.
He stressed that in taking these and other drastic measures at this time, the State government’s singular intention was to secure the State and guarantee the protection of lives and property.
The governor charged everyone in the State to be vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement in their neighbourhood to the security agencies for immediate actions.