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Don’t Lift Curfew In Rivers Yet, Police Begs Governor Wike

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An appeal has been made to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike by the state police command not to lift the curfew imposed on the state as a result of insecurity.

The state police spokesperson, SP Nnamdi Omoni made the appeal during a chat with newsmen in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

According to the spokesperson, the cases of insecurity as well as attacks on security formation have reduced since the curfew was imposed and the Police has been able to deal more easily with the cases that are surfacing.

“The curfew was imposed essentially to arrest the trend of attacks on police. Since it was imposed, that attack has seized abruptly and we are leveraging on it. I think the governor should still delay it(curfew) for some time because it has been assisting us.

“We are driving the criminals away from Rivers State. So, when their remnants have been rounded off, then the curfew can be lifted.

“We appeal to the governor to allow the curfew to continue because it is assisting us,” he stated.

He also called on members of the public to continue to observe the 8.30pm to 6am curfew as only the Governor who imposed the curfew can lift it.

“The curfew imposed by the state government is still on. It has not been relaxed. The governor who made that order is the same person that will rescind or relax it.

“So, to that extent, it is still subsisting. It has not been relaxed. And so far, it has helped tremendously in containing criminal activities in the state,” Omoni said.

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