Nigeria

Supreme Court judgement: Police extend curfew in Bayelsa till Feb 24

The Nigeria Police Force, Bayelsa State Command said it has extended the three days dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in Yenagoa and its environs till Sunday 23rd February 2020, over the violent protest that resulted from the Supreme Court judgment that sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon.

The State Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozie, while addressing newsmen on Monday, said the extension was necessitated by the prevailing situation in the state.​

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He said: “On the other hand, in the light of credible intelligence available to the command vis-a-vis the prevailing security situation in Bayelsa State, the Command has deemed it necessary to review and extend the curfew to Sunday 23rd February 2020, with effect from today, Monday 17th, February 2020, from 10 pm to 6 am

“Members of the public are advised to remain indoors as security agencies will arrest anyone who violates the curfew and such outlaws will be prosecuted. They are also advised to remain calm as the command is poised to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.”