In the aftermath of violent post-election protests that have occurred in Rivers State, the government on Monday declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state with effect from March 30.
George Feyii, the Secretary to the State Government, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that the curfew would be effective from 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. and would subsist until further notice.
“Residents are by this announcement advised to observe the declaration of curfew from the hours of 7.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. except for workers on essential duties,’’ according to the statement.
It said the curfew was aimed at forestalling any breakdown of law and order in the state and ensure protection of lives and property of the people.
“This curfew will subsist until further notice,” the statement added.