Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State has told residents of the State to be at home before 8pm.
The Governor made this statement in response to security reports of unknown gunmen planning to attack key locations in the state.
Ikpeazu while speaking through John Okiyi Kalu, his Commissioner for Information said that security agencies have been mandated to return order to the state.
The statement reads; “We wish to advise members of the public to be extra vigilant, ensure they are at home before the curfew hours of 8pm to 6am as well as monitor the activities of their neighbours.”
“Parents and guardians are also strongly advised to ensure that their children and wards are securely at home and not in anyway associated with the hoodlums some of whom are said to be coming from outside the state.”
“Law abiding citizens are encouraged to go about their normal duties but ensure they return home before 6pm to avoid the rush associated with movement before the onset of curfew time. “
“While we remain confident that the security architecture within the state is robust enough to prevent the planned attack and/or bring those involved in the plot swiftly to justice, the State Government led by Dr Okezie Ikpeazu will not spare any resource in ensuring the protection of law abiding citizens. “