The governor of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu has further extended the curfew in Aba to Sunday.
- Tuesday 12, the governor declared a three-day curfew – after the clash between soldiers of the Nigerian Army and members/supporters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
- Thursday 14, the curfew was extended to Friday.
- The curfew which was extended to Friday would now end on Sunday.
- In a statement on Friday, chief press secretary to the governor, Enyinnaya Appolos, quoted Ikpeazu as saying the curfew was again extended after reviewing the security situation in the state – schools to be reopened on September 25 to ensure the safety of students.
- “The government is, therefore, seeking your continuing support and understanding for the further extension of the dusk to dawn (6 pm to 6 am) curfew at Aba to Sunday 17th of September 2017.”
- “For a commercial city that is also the economic hub of the state and the Southeast region, the effect of the socioeconomic disruption at Aba is too massive to measure at this time and the government fully appreciates all the sacrifices made to ensure early restoration of normalcy.”
- “We also wish to commend the efforts of the men and women of the security services currently working round the clock to restore law and order and safeguard lives and properties of law abiding citizens and residents.”
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