Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the imposition of curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis between ten o’clock in the night and six o’clock in the morning starting from yesterday till further notice.
A release endorsed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, says, 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.
According to the release, Security Agencies in the State have been directed to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive, adding that only those on essential services with proper identification are exempted from the curfew.
The release urges 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.
The release assures the citizens that the Security architecture of the State is robust enough to guarantee their safety.