Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the imposition of curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis between 10pm and 6am daily, starting from from Monday, April 5, 2021, till further notice.
This was made known by the state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, in a statement on Monday.
The Commissioner for Information said that the curfew imposition was directed by the governor as a result of security reports received from multiple sources.
He added that it was also 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.
“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,” Kalu stated further.