By Anayo Okoli.
UMUAHIA — THE Abia State has extended the dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am) curfew imposed on Aba, the commercial city of the State by one day.
The initial three day curfew imposed on Tuesday was to end Thursday but the Government has extended it by one day. The curfew will now be lifted on tomorrow (Friday).
In a Government Special Announcement issued by Enyinnaya Appolos, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said that the Aba curfew has been extended to Friday
However, in announcing the extension, Governor Ikpeazu expressed displeasure with the situation where people are compelled to raise their hands while passing through security checkpoints other inhuman treatments and barbaric acts and warned that such acts must stop.
The announcement states: “The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has extended the three days curfew imposed on Aba to Friday, 15th September 2017.
“The Governor wishes to advice residents and visitors to fully co-operate with security agents to ensure continuing maintenance of law and order within the commercial city and environs.
“He also wishes to express his displeasure with the situation where people are compelled to raise their hands while passing through security checkpoints and hereby call on security agents and all concerned to ensure that such acts, and other forms of inhumane and barbaric treatment of people, are discontinued immediately.