GOVERNOR UDOM EMMANUEL DECLARES DUSK-TO-DAWN CURFEW IN AKWA IBOM
Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the State.
His announcement comes after hoodlums set ablaze an administrative building of the state-owned broadcasting service (AKBC) in Uyo.
Access, Zenith and FCMB bank buildings, De Choice mall, a major shopping centre in the State, were also attacked by hoodlums.
Recall, the Governor had earlier imposed a 15-hour restriction on Thursday, October 22 which lasted till 12 pm on Friday, October 23, but extended it till Saturday morning, following attacks on properties by hoodlums in the State.
Emmanuel, in a statement signed by Ini Ememobong, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said though normalcy has returned to the state, there is need to sustain the peace.
“Though normalcy has returned to the entire State, especially Uyo the capital city after the expiration of the curfew which was imposed from Thursday night till Saturday morning, there is a prevailing need to sustain the gains of the curfew, by increased strategic surveillance and holistic law enforcement.
“That the recovery of looted items currently being executed by the Police is the result of the cooperation and collaboration of informants from the communities.
“To this end, I have directed that, effective today, a daily dusk to dawn (8pm-7am) curfew be imposed State-wide, till further notice, to help check the movement of the remnants of the undesirable elements who created chaos in our State few days ago.”