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Operation python dance: Abia extends curfew

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Following fears over security situations in the state, arising from the face off between soldiers and IPOB members in Umuahia, the Abia state government has extended the curfew imposed on the state.

The new development was revealed in a statement released by Enyinnaya Appolos, the chief press secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

The statement reads:

“The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has extended the three days curfew imposed on Aba to Friday, 15th September 2017.”

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“The Governor wishes to advice residents and visitors to fully co-operate with security agents to ensure continuing maintenance of law and order within the commercial city and environs.”

“He also wishes to express his displeasure with the situation where people are compelled to raise their hands while passing through security checkpoints and hereby call on security agents and all concerned to ensure that such acts, and other forms of inhumane and barbaric treatment of people, are discontinued immediately.”

“It will be recalled that following security concerns and potential for breakdown of law and order, the Governor had announced the imposition of three days dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am) curfew at Aba from Tuesday 12/09/2017 to Thursday 14/09/2017.”

Recall the Abia state Governor had  in the wake of rising security tensions in the state, imposed a 6pm to 6am curfew on the citizens of the state in an attempt to prevent the total break down of law and order.