A three-day dusk to dawn curfew has been declared by the police in Bayelsa state over the violence that trailed the Supreme Court ruling which sacked the APC’s elected candidate, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo.
Uche Anozia, the commissioner of police in the state, who made this known on Friday, February 14, said the curfew will last between 8pm – 6am for the three days.
Anozia explained that the curfew will begin from Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16. Bayelsa: PDP replies Oshiomhole, warns APC chair to watch his utterances.
The police boss disclosed that eight persons have so far been arrested in connection with the violence.
Earlier, The Herald reported that suspected members of All Progressives Congress (APC) have attacked the residence of Senator Douye Diri over the Supreme Court Judgement which ousted the candidate of APC, Chief David Lyon on Friday.
The suspects, who had earlier barricaded the streets of Yenagoa in protest of the judgement, later went violent destroying property of some PDP chieftains.
The Herald gathered that they destroyed the windscreen of cars packed at the premises of the governor-elect, doors and windows at the residence.
It was learnt that the people who were around at the premises said they had to scamper for safety, when the hoodlums came visiting.
They also attacked the public library belonging to the member representing Yenagoa and Kolokuma/Opokuma federal constituency in the National Assembly, Steve Azaiki, PDP Secretariat in Yenagoa and radio Bayelsa station.