The curfew imposed by the Akwa Ibom State government on November 2, 2020, following the destruction of properties and loss of lives caused by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest has been discontinued.
This was made known in a press release on Sunday 22 November 2020 signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, stating that decision taken because normalcy had returned to the State.
“Following the return of normalcy and wide consultation with the security architecture of the State, His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel has directed the discontinuation of the curfew which was imposed due to some security challenges that occurred in our state. This discontinuation directive takes effect immediately and therefore repeals the earlier directive imposing the curfew.”
The Governor went further to appreciate the citizens for their understanding during the curfew period and effort and dedication displayed by the security agencies who will also maintain high-level alert to handle any attempt at the disrupt peace and subversion of law and order, especially during the Yuletide.
“Despite the discontinuation order, security agencies are still maintaining high-level alert and are prepared to decisively deal with any attempt at the disruption of peace and subversion of law and order, especially as the Yuletide approaches.”
Citizens and residents of the state are urged to continue their normal duties and also maintain decorum as they do so.