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Bayelsa declares curfew in LG over rising tension, insecurity

- Daniels Igoni, Yenagoa

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 to prevent the escalation of violent clashes.

A statement by the Commission­er for Informatio­n, Orientatio­n and Strategy, mr Ayibaina Duba, said the curfew took effect from Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Duba said the decision followed the government’s review of reports of violent clashes in the nembe Local Government Area, which had resulted in a breach of the peace by unidentifi­ed persons.

According to him, the curfew will be in place from 6pm to 6am daily until the security situation in the affected communitie­s improves.

The statement read in part, “The 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.”

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