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Imo Prison Attacks: Ikpeazu Imposes Curfew In Aba, Others

Imp Prison Attacks: Ikpeazu Imposes Curfew In Aba, Others
Imo Prison Attacks: Ikpeazu Imposes Curfew In Aba, Others

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the imposition of curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis between 10pm and 6am daily from today, Monday, 5th April 2021. till further notice. This is coming a few hours after the Imo prison attacks by suspected members of IPOB.

According to the statement released on Monday 5th April 2021, by Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who is the Abia State Commissioner for Information, the imposition of curfew in the state 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 the 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 statement added.

The Imo prison attacks have been condemned by all Nigerians, as both the President and the Inspector General of the Police have directed a manhunt for the culprits of the Imo prison attacks in the early hours of Monday.

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