The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a 24-hours curfew at Oyigbo, Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, of Rivers State and some parts of Port-Harcourt following the violent incidents by hoodlums who have hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
This was contained in a statement released by the Governors’s newly appointed Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, the announcement was made in a state broadcast on Wednesday Afternoon October 21.
“Earlier today (Wednesday), some hoodlums attacked and destroyed Police Stations and Court buildings in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State. Another set of hooligans were also on the rampage at the Ikokwu spare parts markets disturbing public peace and damaging property,” the statement read.
“A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Mile 1, Mile 2, Emenike, Ikokwu and Iloaubuchi areas of Port Harcourt from 6.30 p.m. today 21st October 2020.”
“A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area from 6.30 p.m. today, 21st October 2020; a 24-hour curfew has also been imposed on Oil mill area in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area” while directing security agencies to enforce the curfew accordingly.
The statement also directed council chairmen to mobilize vigilantes and work with security agencies to ensure that no hoodlum is allowed to disturb the peace or destroy lives and property in their Local Government Areas.
“We urge all citizens to remain vigilant and report all suspicious characters to the security agencies for immediate action. Let me appeal to our youths not to allow themselves to be used to roll-back the peace we are enjoying in the State under any pretext” Wike added. Photo Credit: Getty