In a bid to forestall any breakdown of law and the activities of hoodlums, the Abia state government acting on intelligence, has imposed curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis.

The curfew takes effect today, 5th April, 2021 and is expected to last from 10pm to 6am daily.

In Government Special Announcement, by Chief John Okiyi Kalu, Honorable Commissioner for Information, Abia State, said the government has directed all security agencies to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive.

According to the announcement, those on essential services with proper identification are exempted from the curfew.

The Announcement reads:

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the imposition of curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis between 10pm and 6am daily from today, Monday, 5th April, 2021 till further notice.

This is sequel to security reports received from multiple sources, and informed by the need to continue to protect innocent citizens and residents of the state.

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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.

Thank you.

Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commissioner for Information
05/04/2021

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