The curfew which should have ended by 12 noon on Friday October 23 in Akwa Ibom state, has been extended to Saturday October 24 by the state government.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Ini Ememobong who made the announcement urged law abiding citizens to remain at home as security agencies have been briefed to strictly enforce the order.
He added that there will be a total cessation of movement, except for those on essential duties who must show a proper identification.
The statement read;
“Due to developing situations being monitored by the state government and security agencies and the inevitable need to protect citizens and property, based on overriding the public interest, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has extended the curfew, which was initially due to expire by noon of 23rd October, 2020 till 7am on Saturday, 24th October, 2020.
“This curfew has statewide effect. Expectedly, there will be a total cessation of movement, except for those on essential duties, who must show a proper identification.
“All law abiding citizens are advised to remain at home, as security agencies have been briefed to strictly enforce this order.”