Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has imposed a curfew in Umuahia and Aba city from 10 pm to 6 am till further notice.
He said the move was prompted by reports from various sources, he stated that there was a need to continue to protect residents of the state.
The governor did not elaborate on the reports but said “there is a need to continue to protect innocent citizens and residents of the state.”
Attacks on security forces and other government property have been reported in the South East in recent weeks.
On Monday morning, some inmates were escaped from a Correctional Centre in Imo State in an attack by gunmen.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. John Okiyi-Kalu in a statement said: “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.
“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.
“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.”
Source: Naija News