Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor, has disclosed that gunmen who killed security agents in the state have been arrested.
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Five soldiers, 11 policemen and three customs officials were killed in separate attacks on checkpoints and police stations in the state between April 24 and May 7 this year.
Wike announced the arrest of the gunmen in a broadcast on Saturday evening.
However, he did not give further information on the development.
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Meanwhile, the governor announced the relaxation of the curfew in Port Harcourt Local Government, and Obio-Akpor, another metropolitan local government area near the state capital.
The curfew had been imposed as extra security measures as a result of escalation of attacks on security formations in the state.
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Wike said the curfew in both local governments will now start at 8:30pm, as against the initial 7:00pm.