Following the escalating disaster necessitated by arson and assaults by thugs Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has declared a 24hiur curfew on some elements of Rivers State.
Thugs Wednesday attacked and burnt down Oyigbo Space Command of the Rivers State Police Command with out sparing a Senior Police Officer discovered within the station.
The disaster additionally unfold to the favored oil mill market at Rumukwurusi in Obio-Akpor Native authorities space the place the thugs attacked store house owners and passersby at will.
An identical incident was additionally recorded on the lengthy stretch of Ikwerre Street between Mile 3 and Training Bustop as armed thugs engaged Law enforcement officials in a free for all.
Two individuals are reportedly lifeless within the shoot out.
Following the incidents, Governor Wike in a statewide broadcast declared a 24hr curfew on Oyigbo, Oilmill and Emenike space of Port Harcourt.
The Governor who appreciated the peaceable disposition of the Finish SARS protesters expressed remorse about how hoodlums hijacked the method to unleash mayhem on the state.
Wike acknowledged that, “As a Authorities, we can not watch helplessly and permit trouble-makers to take the legal guidelines into their palms and use the present state of affairs to create a state of panic and insecurity.
“Consequently, the State’s Safety Council met at the moment and determined to take the next measures to safe lives and property within the State: A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Mile 1, Mile 2, Emenike, Ikokwu and Iloaubuchi arears of Port Harcourt from 6.30 p.m. at the moment twenty first October 2020.
“A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on all the Oyigbo Native Authorities Space from 6.30 p.m. at the moment, twenty first October 2020;
“A 24-hour curfew has additionally been imposed on Oil mill space in Obio/Akpor Native Authorities Space;
“Safety companies are directed to implement the curfew with impact from 6.30 p.m. at the moment twenty first October 2020.”