Updated May 11, 2021
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, announces the review of the existing night-time curfew in Rivers.
He announced this in a state 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 stressed that the time was adjusted by the State Security Council after a deep consideration of the recent security situation in which seven police officers were killed in another overnight attack on two police stations and a checkpoint.
The governor met with the Police High Command in the state before the broadcast 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.
Wike expressed his heart felt pain over 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.
A photo of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Governor Wike says, no sum of money that can be equated to life but as a state, the government will constantly stand with security personnel who lose their lives while doing their job.