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Rivers Placed Under Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew

Governor Nyesom Wike.

BEVERLY HILLS, April 28, (THEWILL) – Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a nighttime curfew at all exit and entry points of the state, a few days after gunmen killed security personnel in some areas.

In a statewide broadcast on Tuesday, Governor Wike said no vehicle would be allowed to enter into or travel out of Rivers State from 8pm to 6am every day, beginning from Wednesday, April 28, until further notice.

The Governor disclosed the decision is aimed at curbing the increasing rate of insecurity in the state.

According to Wike, the killers of the three Customs officers, five soldiers, and an unspecified number of police officers between Saturday and Sunday are people from outside the state, adding that investigation was on to unravel their motive.

He pleaded for understanding from residents of the state, assuring that his administration would stop at nothing to end the insecurity.