The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike, has relaxed the 24-hours curfew impose in Oyigbo community over the #EndSARs protests that lead to crisis in the state. Claiming by governor, saying, it was allegedly caused the suspected members of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
According to Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner of Information and Communication in the state, on Tuesday, said the curfew had been reviewed from 7pm to 6am from Wednesday.
He said: “You will recall that following the killing of six soldiers and four policemen, and the destruction of Court buildings by members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Rivers State Government imposed a 24 hour curfew on the entire Oyigbo Local Government Area on October 21, 2020.
“The State Security Council met today and reviewed the situation in Oyigbo and has therefore decided to review the curfew. From tomorrow, Wednesday November 4, 2020, the curfew will now be from 7pm to 6am until further notice”.
Nsirim explained in details that during the Oyigbo’s community crisis, 10 security agents, 50 AK 47 rifles were carted away.
He said security agencies in the area would continue to embark on surveillance and search operations to recover the rifles, which are illegally in the possession of some persons.
He called on the people of Oyigbo to assists the security agencies to flush out the “IPOB:extremist” in the state.