Defense and Security

Abia Government Imposes Curfew On Aba And Umuahia Following Unfavorable Security Report

Funke Busari

The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has imposed curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis, in Abia State.

According to Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Honorable Commissioner for Information in the State, the curfew is between 10p.m and 6a.m daily from today, Monday, 5th April, 2021 till further notice.

This is sequel to security reports received from multiple sources, and informed by the need to continue to protect innocent citizens and residents of the state, Kalu stated.

Security agencies in the state have been directed to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive. Only those on essential services with proper identification are exempted from the curfew.

We urge traditional rulers, men of the State Homeland Security Team and Community Vigilante Services in the state to monitor movement of persons within their respective domains and take necessary measures to protect the people and their property.

All law abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal duties, outside the curfew period, without fear of molestation as the security architecture of the state is robust enough to guarantee their safety.

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