Bayelsa State government, on Friday, imposed a curfew on Twon Brass in the Brass local government area of the state, where three people were killed on August 15.
The deputy governor of the state, Gboribiogha Jonah, told a news conference in Yenagoa that the curfew would last from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.
He condemned the killing, which was blamed on political thugs at Ada-Ama Square in Twon Brass, saying that the curfew would be lifted only when peace returned to the community.
“The state government has gathered that the violence was sponsored by some individuals for political purposes. We have direct law enforcement agencies to investigate the activities of the hoodlums and ensure the prosecution of all persons that may be found culpable,” Jonah said.
The spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, DSP Asinim Butswat, had earlier said that the incident involved suspected thugs, who claimed to be members of the APC and PDP in Brass.
“We have begun an investigation to ascertain the remote and immediate cause of the crisis. We advise people to go about their normal activities.”
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