Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has imposed a two-week, 24-hour curfew around the soon to be completed Okoro-nu-odu flyover in Obio Akpor local government area of the state.
Governor Wike imposed the curfew following reported cases of incessant cult activities by some youths and it is expected that it will be effective from Monday November 23.
Wike who disclosed that the decision became imperative after a state security council meeting, also stated that all forms of trading and vehicular movement around the flyover are also prohibited. He also mandated security agencies to enforce the curfew and arrest defaulters.
The Governor said;
“Again, we wish to warn that community leaders that allow cultism and related activities to thrive unabated in their communities would be treated as collaborators to the resulting crimes and dealt with accordingly.
“We urge all citizens to be part of the efforts to curb cultism in the State by reporting any suspicious cult activity, including gatherings and initiations in or around their neighbourhoods to the security agencies for immediate action.”