Abia State government has announced a 12 pm to 6am curfew period across the state with effect from yesterday, according to the secretary to the state government (SSG), Barrister Chris Ezem.
Until the announcement, the duration of the curfew was from 10pm-6am and 8pm-6am respectively for Umuahia, the capital and Aba, Ohafia, Bende, Arochukwu, Umunneochi local government areas of the state.
In a statement sighted by LEADERSHIP Friday, Ezem said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu gave the approval, “following marked improvements in the security situation of the state and surrounding ones.”
The statement said the government appreciates the support and cooperation of the residents which led to the development and advised them to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movements or activities to the relevant security agents.
Meanwhile, select security agencies have engaged Abia youths on the importance of reliable, timely, and accurate information on the hideouts and operations of criminals in the war against insecurity in the country.
The officers spoke at the flag-off of the Abia State Community Youth Presidents and Executives Security Summit at the headquarters of Aba South local government area of the state, Aba.
The speakers were Messrs Uduma Uche, Samuel Peter, and Prince Agunna of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Security, and Nigeria Immigration Services respectively.