Governor Wike in State broadcast said the curfew which takes effect from Wednesday night, is necessitated by the recent security breaches and deadly attacks on security personnel by yet to be identified gunmen.
He said the Government of Rivers State decided to restrict night movements in and out of the state from the land borders.
”Consequently, a night curfew is hereby imposed and no person or vehicle is allowed into and out of Rivers State from 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from tomorrow (Wednesday) 28 April 2021 until further notice.
“We wish to advise that those who have any legitimate need or reason to come into or go out of the state must do so before 8.00 pm when the curfew shall come into force daily.”
The governor said, “security agencies have been posted to monitor and enforce strict compliance with the curfew at all borders and or entry and exit points with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States.”
Considering the current state of rampant violence being witnessed across the country, the curfew does not come as a surprise to some Nigerians.