The Rivers State government has relaxed the curfew placed on two local government areas in twhe State.
According to Governor Wike, who addressed his people in a statewide broadcast revealed that affected areas are Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt city which will be under the curfew between 8:30pm to 6am daily starting from Sunday 16 May 2021.
He said: “after yet another review of the prevailing security situation and in particular, the effect of the curfew on our citizens, the State Security Council has decided to relax the curfew time a little for Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas only”.
“Consequently, the current night time curfew in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas will now be effective from 8.30 pm to 6.00am from Sunday 16th May 2021, while the prevailing 7.00pm to 6.00am curfew continues to apply to the rest of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state until further notice”.
”None that is proven to be criminally liable will escape the fury and crushing impact of justice”.
He added that some of the gunmen responsible for the ambushes and murders of security personnel in the state have been arrested and will face the full wrath of the law.
He said: “Thank heavens, those responsible for the premeditated ambushes and murders of security personnel in the State have been apprehended and are now facing the bitter venom of our laws as none that is proven to be criminally liable will escape the fury and crushing impact of justice.
“We wish to reassure every citizen and resident that we are able, willing and ready to act directly and decisively, and at any time, with the full weight of our government to forestall every security threat to our State from any person, group or quarters.”