Police impose curfew in Bayelsa to stem protest


To calm frayed nerves and stem violence, the Police has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Bayelsa state rocked  by violent protests over Thursday’s Supreme Court Judgement which sacked Chief David Lyon of the APC and declared the PDP candidate, Senator Douye Diri as the governor-elect.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Uche Anozie  said that curfew will  last from Friday till Sunday, February 16, 2020, between 6pm and 8am.

He disclosed that eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the violent protest which led to the destruction of properties in the state.

His words: “Following the Thursday’s pronouncement by the Supreme Court on the Bayelsa governorship election, some angry protesters stormed the streets of Yenagoa and destroyed properties of innocent citizens, we have arrested eight suspects in connection to the violent.

“To forestall the escalation of the violent protest, we have imposed dusk to dawn curfew in all the eight local governments of Bayelsa state from 8pm to 6am, we urge the residents to remain calm, as security operatives are on top of the situation,” he said.

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