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Security threat: Gov. Otu declares dusk to dawn curfew in Cross River

By Sixtus Uket (Calabar)
The Cross River State Governor, Prince Bassey Otu, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Bakassi and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas. The curfew is from 7pm to 6am each day beginning from Monday July 3rd, 2023.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Prof. Anthony Owan Enoh made this known in a statement made available to journalists in Calabar, the State capital, Monday.
In the statement entitled: “Security threats,” Prof. Enoh stated that the decision was taken by the State Government following the security threats in the affected two Local Government Areas of the State and in order to ensure the safety of lives as well as forestall the breakdown of law and order.
The statement added that the movement of people and vehicles would be restricted during the hours of the curfew and advised the public to, in their own interest, adhere strictly to the directives.
“Following the security threats in Bakassi and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas and in order to ensure safety of lives as well as forestall the breakdown of law and order, His Excellency, Senator Prince Bassey Otu, the Governor of Cross River State, has impose a dusk to dawn curfew in Bakassi and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas from 7pm to 6am each day beginning from Monday, July 3, 2023.
“Accordingly, movement of people and vehicles would be restricted during these hours. The public is therefore advised in their own interest to adhere strictly to these directives, please,” the statement read.

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