The Bayelsa State Government has announced the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Bassambiri and Ogbolomabiri areas of the Nembe Local Government Area of the state due to the violence in the region.
The announcement was made in a statement by Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Ayibiana Duba, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the curfew takes immediate effect.
Duba said the decision followed the government’s review of reports of violent crisis in the Nembe LGA.
The law shall be in force from 6:00pm to 6:00am daily until the security situation in the affected communities improves.
The statement read, “Bayelsa State Government has reviewed the reports of violent crisis in Nembe, leading to a breach of the public peace and the law by yet-to-be-identified individuals.
“Worried that the violence might escalate, a dusk to dawn curfew is hereby imposed on Nembe; Bassambiri, Ogbolomabiri and environs effective from Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
“The curfew shall be in force from 6 pm to 6 am daily until the security situation in the affected communities improves.
“Relevant security formations have been mobilised to enforce the dusk to dawn curfew.
“Residents of the area are, therefore, advised to comply in their own interest.
“Government further wishes to implore residents of Nembe and aggrieved individuals in the area to allow peace to reign by seeking civilised alternatives to resolving whatever might have caused the recent unfortunate situation.”