The Abia State Government has imposed 10pm to 6am curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis indefinitely to curtail the rising insecurity in the area.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner for Information, John Kalu.
The Commissioner noted that the curfew would be in force till further notice.
NDREPORTERS reports that residents of Aba had been plunged into unrest since the Aba North/South Federal Constituency run-off election was conducted in the area.
According to the statement, security agencies in the state had been directed to ensure compliance with the state government’s directive.
He urged stakeholders and all residents to remain vigilant and provide intelligence to the security agencies.
The statement reads in part, “We urge traditional rulers, men of the State Homeland Security Team and Community Vigilante Services in the state to monitor the movement of persons within their respective domains and take necessary measures to protect the people and their property.
“All law-abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal duties, outside the curfew period, without fear of molestation as the security architecture of the state is robust enough to guarantee their safety