According to report reaching oyogist.com, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has directed that all demonstrations and protests be suspended forthwith following the unleashing of mayhem in the state capital last Thursday by hoodlums in the guise of #EndSARS protesters.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Uyo, said the governor also directed that a daily 8 pm to 7 am curfew be imposed State-wide, till further notice.
He stated, ” As promised by His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel during his broadcast yesterday (Friday) the State security architecture has comprehensively assessed the prevailing security temperature in the State which was raised by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS peaceful demonstration, and observed as follows:
“That though normalcy has returned to the entire State, especially, Uyo the capital city after the expiration of the curfew which was imposed from Thursday night till Saturday morning, there is a prevailing need to sustain the gains of the curfew, by increased strategic surveillance and holistic law enforcement.
“To this end, the Governor has directed that effective today, daily dusk to dawn (8 pm-7 am) curfew be imposed State-wide, till further notice, to help check the movement of the remnants of the undesirable elements who created chaos in our state a few days ago.
” It is also the Governor’s directive, gleaned from the agreement by all youth groups in the State, that all demonstrations and protests be suspended forthwith.