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Bayelsa State Govt Imposes Dusk To Dawn Curfew In Nembe LGA

Oyindoubra Timi-Wood  
Updated July 14, 2021
File photo of Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri

 

The Bayelsa State Government has directed that the residents of Bassambiri and Ogbolomari community in Nembe Local Government Area observe a dusk-to-dawn curfew to prevent the escalation of violent crisis in the community.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Mr Ayibaina Duba, who issued the directive regarding the curfew said the curfew takes effect from Wednesday.

Duba said the decision is a result of the state government’s review of reports of violent crisis in Nembe LGA during the weekend which allegedly led to the death of an adult male in the Basambiri Community.

According to him, the curfew shall be in force from 6 pm to 6 am daily until the security situation improves.

The statement reads, “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 6pm to 6am daily until the security situation in Nembe improves. Relevant security formations have been mobilized 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.”