Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State on Monday imposed a curfew in the major towns of Aba and Umuahia.
This comes in the wake of the attack by gunmen on the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Prison.
A statement released on Monday by Abia State Commissioner for Information, John Kalu said the curfew will become effective between 10 pm and 6 am daily “till further notice”
The statement read:
“The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the imposition of curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis between 10 pm and 6 am 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.
“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.”