River State Governor, Nyesom Wike has announced a relaxation of the curfew in Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Council as well as Port Harcourt International Airport from 8:30 pm to 6 am beginning from Sunday.
Wike said: “Thank heavens, those responsible for the premeditated ambushes and murders of security personnel in the state have been apprehended and are now facing the bitter venom of our laws, as none that is proven to be criminally liable will escape the fury and crushing impact of justice.
“We wish to reassure every citizen and resident that we are able, willing and ready to act directly and decisively, and at any time, with the full weight of our government to forestall every security threat to our state from any person, group or quarters.”
He explained why the state security council has decided to relax the curfew a little for Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Councils, as well as the Port Harcourt International Airport.
“Consequently, the current night time curfew in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Council will now be from 8.30 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from Sunday, May 16, 2021, while the starting and closing time-frame of 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. still continue to apply to the prevailing curfew in the rest of the 21 Local Councils in the state until further notice.