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Governor Wike Declares a New Curfew in Rivers State

Governor of Rivers State in Nigeria, Nyesom Wike has declared 24-hours no movements curfew in parts of Port Harcourt city of Rivers State during his state broadcast.

The curfew starts Monday 23rd of November, 2020 and will last for two weeks. He said the curfew is as a result of cultist activities going on in the Rumuokoro area of Obio-Akpor LGA.

He said no human and vehicular movements are allowed within the period except for Julius Berger vehicles who are currently working on Okoro – Nu Odu flyover, which is almost completed.

Governor Wike said the state security council decided to declare the two weeks curfew because of the cultist activities that are currently disturbing the peace of Rumuokoro/Rumuodumanya area of Obio Akpor LGA.

He said government will not waste time to deal with anybody who disturbs the peace of the community due to cultist activity.

The affected area is a very populated and popular area of Port Harcourt city, which travellers must take on their way to Port Harcourt International Airport.

The primary and secondary schools which are about to resume in the state will remain closed in the affected areas due to the curfew.

Cult activities has long been taking place generally in Rivers State and has affected lots of business activities in the oil rich region.

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