Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has declared curfew in the Aba and Umuahia axis of the state.
The curfew, which is said to be effective from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily took effect from Monday, April 5, 2021.
Nigerdeltaconnect gathered that the declaration of curfew may be in reaction to some intelligence/security reports received by the governor.
The Commissioner for Information, John Kalu who relayed this information to newsmen, said all security agencies in the state have been ordered to ensure citizens in the state comply with the guidelines of the curfew to the letter.
The statement read:
“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”.
The curfew may not be unconnected with the recent tribal reprisal killings currently on in some parts of neighbouring Imo State, where seven suya sellers were reportedly killed, on Monday, April 5, 2021.