The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has imposed a 10p m. to 6a.m. curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis, with effect from Monday April 5.
The curfew which is emplaced till further notice, follows security reports received from multiple sources, indicating the need to continue to protect innocent citizens and residents of the State.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, security agencies in the State have been directed to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive.
The statement added that only those on essential services with proper identification are exempted from the curfew.
“ We urge 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.
“ 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, ” the statement said.