As promised by His Excellency, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel during his broadcast yesterday, the State security architecture has comprehensively assessed the prevailing security temperature in the State, which was raised by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS peaceful demonstration and observed as follows:
1. That though normalcy has returned to the entire State, especially, Uyo the capital city after the expiration of the curfew which was imposed from Thursday night till Saturday morning, there is a prevailing need to sustain the gains of the curfew, by increased strategic surveillance and holistic law enforcement.
2. That the recovery of looted items currently being executed by the Police is the result of the cooperation and collaboration of informants from the communities.
To this end, the Governor has directed that, effective today, a daily dusk to dawn (8pm~7am) curfew be imposed State-wide, till further notice, to help check the movement of the remnants of the undesirable elements who created chaos in our State few days ago. It is also the Governor’s directive, gleaned from the agreement by all youth groups in the State, that all demonstrations and protests be suspended forthwith.
For emphasis, there will be absolute cessation of movement of persons except those on essential duty, who must bear proper identification. Any person who is apprehended within the period of the curfew will be arrested and prosecuted.
Additionally, citizens are advised to report any suspicious movement of items suspected to be loots from the raid on business premises, or the assembly of strange or known persons, suspected to be plotting an attack on private or public property, to the security operatives, or call our information hotlines 08129778512, 09018596989.
Comrade Ini Ememobong
Honourable Commissioner for Information & Strategy