Gov.Wike Reviews Curfew Hours After Killing Of Policemen in Rivers
Eagle Eye News24
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced the review of the existing night-time curfew in the state.
In a state-wide broadcast on Monday at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the state capital, he noted that the initial starting time of 10pm has been adjusted to 7pm until further notice.
The governor explained that the time was adjusted by the State Security Council after an appraisal of the recent security situation in which seven police officers were killed in another overnight attack on two police stations and a checkpoint.
Before the broadcast, the governor had met with the Police High Command in the state where he announced a cash donation of N20 million each to the families of the 11 policemen killed in the attacks on security formations in the state in the past weeks.
He described the killing of innocent policemen as sad and unfortunate, stressing that the security officials did no wrong but were killed doing their job of protecting the people.
According to Governor Wike, there is no amount of money that can be equated to life but as a state, the government will always identify with security personnel who lose their lives in course of doing their job.
He stated that no form of coercion would make Rivers become a part of any secessionist movement, saying the government was committed to giving the police the necessary support to overcome the challenges in the state.