Ebonyi Govt Reduces Curfew From 24 to 12-Hour


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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has reduced the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the state to 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

The Governor gave the directive on Friday in Abakaliki through the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr Uchenna Orji.

Umahi said that the new directive is with effect from Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, from 8 p.m to 8 a.m across the state.

He had earlier imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state from 7 p.m on Oct. 21, to forestall further breakdown of law and order by protesters.

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“There shall be an 8 p.m to 8 a.m curfew across the state, starting from Oct  23,” Umahi said.

He urged all stakeholders, security agencies and residents of the state to do everything possible within the ambit of the law to protect the citizenry from any form of violent protest, destruction of lives and property in the state.

The governor assured the people of his commitment towards the protection of their lives and property.

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