The Bayelsa State Police Command has extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the state by six days, due to the Supreme Court judgement which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor-elect in the state.
Mr Uche Anozia, the Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, announced the curfew extension while briefing reporters at the Command’s Headquarters on Monday in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Although, a three-day curfew had earlier been imposed by the police as a result of the violent protests that erupted in the state.
Briefing reporters, Anozia explained that the command have reviewed the security situation in the state, hence, the decision to extend the curfew but reviewed the time.
Anozia said, “In light of credible intelligence available to the command viz-a-viz the prevailing security situation in Bayelsa State, the command has deemed it necessary to review and extend the curfew to Sunday, 23 February 2020, with effect from today the 17 February 2020, from the hours of 10pm to 6am.
“Members of the public are advised to remain indoors as security agents will be out to arrest anyone who violates the curfew and such outlaws will be prosecuted.”