Following the outbreak of violence and looting within Uyo metropolis, the Akwa Ibom state capital earlier today, the state government has declared a one day curfew in the state.
The curfew begins from 22nd October, 2020 – 1200 23rd October, 2020, a press release from the state commissioner of Information and strategy, Iniobong Ememobong, states.
“Due to the violent manifestations of some persons masquerading as #EndSARS protesters trying to create chaos this evening, in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom state, HE the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has declared a curfew effective 9pm today, Thursday, 22nd October,2020 till midday tomorrow, Friday, 23rd October, 2020.
This action is taken to protect lives and property of citizens and the restoration of Law and Order in our state. Within the period of this curfew, there will be an absolute cessation of movement, except for essential service providers, who must show a valid means of identification.
We urge all law abiding citizens to stay at home during the period of this curfew.”
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