Police impose curfew in Bayelsa

Police impose curfew in Bayelsa


Police have imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Bayelsa State.

The move was in response to violent protests that rocked Yenagoa over the nullification of the election of David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC).


The State’s Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, disclosed this during a press briefing on Friday.

Anozia, who briefed the press alongside heads of other security agencies in the Government House, Yenagoa, said the curfew would begin on Friday and end on Sunday.

He said the curfew would hold between 8pm and 6am during the period.

Anozia further said that the decision followed the violent protests that rocked the state Capital on Friday morning when the governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in t

Douye Diri, was issued a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission following his victory at the November 2019 election in the State

He warned that anyone who violated the curfew would be arrested and prosecuted.


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