Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the 23 local government areas (LGA) of the state.
Governor Wike declared the curfew in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
According to the governor, the curfew takes effect immediately and will go on till further notice.
He explained that the decision was taken after an exhaustive deliberation by the state security council at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
“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 10pm to 6am from today, 29th April, 2021 until further notice,” he declared.
Governor Wike said the measure is to secure the state and guarantee the protection of lives and property.
He urged everyone in the state to be vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement in their neighbourhoods to the security agencies for immediate action.