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Rivers relaxes curfew in Oyigbo


The Rivers State Security Council has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Oyigbo Local Government Area following the killing of 10 security operatives by suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Commissioner of Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, who spoke at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday, said the curfew had been reviewed from 7pm to 6am from Wednesday.

He said: “You will recall that following the killing of six soldiers and four policemen, and the destruction of Court buildings by members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Rivers State Government imposed a 24 hour curfew on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area on October 21, 2020.

“The State Security Council met today and reviewed the situation in Oyigbo and has therefore decided to review the curfew. From tomorrow, Wednesday November 4, 2020, the curfew will now be from 7pm to 6am until further notice”.

Nsirim explained that during the mayhem that claimed 10 security agents, 50 AK 47 rifles were carted away.

He said security agencies in the area would continue to embark on surveillance and search operations to recover the rifles, which are illegally in the possession of some persons.

He enjoined residents of Oyigbo and members of the public to cooperate with the security agencies.

Credit: The Nation

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