Abia Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has imposed curfew on Aba, the commercial nerve of the state and Umuahia, the State capital.
The imposition of the curfew on the two major cities of the state, it was gathered, may not be unconnected with the attacks on Imo Correctional Centre and Police Command on Monday by hoodlums.
The curfew, according to a statement by Commissioner for Information, Mr. John Okiyi-Kalu, starts between 10pm and 6am from Monday, 5th April, 2021 till further notice.
He said: “This is sequel to security reports received from multiple sources, and informed by the need to continue to protect innocent citizens and residents of the state.
“Security agencies in the state have been directed to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive.
“Only those on essential services with proper identification are exempted from the curfew.
“All law abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal duties, outside the curfew period, without fear of molestation as the security architecture of the state is robust enough to guarantee their safety