As the security challenge in Abia State deepens, the State Police Command has released distress call lines in case of emergency.
A statement signed by the Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu,which contained the Abia State Police distress call lines, urged the people of Abia State to share security information with the police via the distress call lines.
The numbers are 08035415405,
08079210003, 08079210004 and
The statement further advised the people of Abia to “remain vigilant and avoid spreading fake news and rumours that could create the type of panic we had last night in Umuahia Area”.
According to the statement, the State Commisisoner for Police, CP Janet Agbede, personally re-emphasized the curfew periods to her men in the field, who are enforcing the curfew.
“Same goes for the Commander of 14th Brigade, Ohafia, who has also directed his men appropriately”, the statement read.
Kalu’s statement reminded the people that the curfew in Ohafia, Bende, Umunneochi and Arochukwu Local Government Areas still subsist, as it remains from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. for strategic reasons.
In the same vein, the state government has reminded the people of Abia of the existing curfew in Aba and Umuahia municipalities which commences at 8 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m.
The statement said the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, is daily working hard to improve the security architecture of the state in order to serve the people better.
“The Governor takes his duty of protecting lives and property very seriously and will continue to ensure that Abia retains her position as one of the safest and most peaceful states in Nigeria”, the statement concluded.