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Bayelsa Violence: Police Prolong Curfew Till Sunday

Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Mr Uche Anozia, addressing reporters on the Command’s Headquarters in Yenagoa on February 17, 2020.

 

 

The Bayelsa State Police Command has prolonged the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed within the state.

The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Mr Uche Anozia, introduced this whereas briefing reporters on the Command’s Headquarters on Monday in Yenagoa, the state capital.

This adopted a three-day curfew earlier imposed by the police on account of the violent protest that erupted the state.

READ ALSO: Police Impose Three-Day Curfew After Violence In Bayelsa

The violence was the aftermath of the Supreme Court docket Judgement which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the governor-elect within the state on Thursday final week.

Briefing reporters, the police commissioner defined that the command reviewed the safety state of affairs within the state.

He famous that after credible intelligence, they determined to increase the curfew however reviewed the time.

Anozia mentioned, “In gentle of credible intelligence accessible to the command viz-a-viz the prevailing safety state of affairs in Bayelsa State, the command has deemed it essential to assessment and prolong the curfew to Sunday, 23 February 2020, with impact from at present the 17 February 2020, from the hours of 10pm to 6am.”

“Members of the general public are suggested to stay indoors as safety brokers can be out to arrest anybody who violates the curfew and such outlaws can be prosecuted,” he warned.

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