The Rivers State government under the direction of Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a curfew in the bid to curb the angry mob from further damaging the properties within the environment.
Governor Nyesom Wike
The curfew affected the entire Oyigbo Local Government, Mile 1, Mile 2, Emenike, Ikovu and Iloubuchi Local Government of Port Harcourt, as well as the Obio-Akpor Oil Factory area.
A statement released by Governor Nyesom Wike’s Assistant Governor for Media Kelvin Ebiri said the curfew would be in effect from 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 21.
Governor Nyesom Wike, who instructed security officials to impose a curfew, said the government would not allow troublemakers to take the law into their own hands and use the current situation to create a state of panic and insecurity.
The statement was read;
“A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the Mile 1, Mile 2, Emenike, Ikokwu and Iloubuchi areas of Port Harcourt from 18:30. today is 21 October 2020.
“A 24-hour curfew has been imposed throughout the Oyigbo local government from 18:30. today, October 21, 2020; A 24-hour curfew has also been imposed in the area of the oil mill in the Obio / Akpor municipality area, ”with the order of the security forces to impose the curfew accordingly.
“We urge all citizens to remain vigilant and report all suspicious characters to security for immediate action. Let me urge our youth under no pretext to allow themselves to be used to undermine the peace we enjoy in the state. ”