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Wike Relaxes Curfew After Nabbing Men Behind Rivers Attacks



Wike Bode George

Some of the men behind the attacks on security men in Rivers State have been apprehended and will face the full wrath of the law, Governor Nyesom Wike announced on Saturday as he upon that announced a relaxation of the curfew in selected areas of the state.

According to Wike, the curfew would be relaxed in Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas, as well as Port Harcourt International Airport from 8:30pm to 6.00am beginning from Sunday.

Governor Wike in a state broadcast said measures the state government have undertaken so far to check the recent intermittent breaks to the State’s security by the predetermined attacks on security checkpoints and the resultant killing of some security personnel have yielded positive result.

“Thank heavens, those responsible for the premeditated ambushes and murders of security personnel in the State have been apprehended and are now facing the bitter venom of our laws as none that is proven to be criminally liable will escape the fury and crushing impact of justice.

“We wish to reassure every citizen and resident that we are able, willing and ready to act directly and decisively, and at any time, with the full weight of our government to forestall every security threat to our State from any person, group or quarters.”

He explained that after yet another review of the prevailing security situation and in particular, the effect of the curfew on citizens, the State Security Council has decided to relax the curfew time a little for Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas as well as the Port Harcourt International Airport.

Announcing the relaxation of the curfew, Wike said: “Consequently, the current night time curfew in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas will now be effective from 8.30 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from Sunday 16th May 2021, while the starting and closing time-frame of 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. still continues to apply to the prevailing curfew in the rest of the 21 Local Government Areas of the State until further notice.”

“The nation’s security agencies are on ground to strictly enforce the State-wide curfew as reviewed and arrest and prosecute any intransigent person or group that may fail to comply. Our State; our heritage is no one else’s property to assault and destroy at will. It goes without saying therefore, that every citizen and resident bears some level of responsibility to protect it from the injurious hegemonic tendencies of strangers and ensure the peace, safety and security of everyone.”

The governor appealed to residents of the State not to hesitate to pass on every valuable nugget of information about those behind recent attacks, particularly, their conclaves, plots and potential assaults on security agents to the attention of the law enforcement agencies for appropriate counter actions.

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