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Police impose 3-day dusk to dawn curfew in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Police and sister security agencies have imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Bayelsa State following the violent protest that rocked the state late Thursday and early Friday morning.

The three-day dusk to dawn curfew would begin eight o’clock in the evening until six o’clock in the morning.
Uche Anozia, Commissioner of Police flanked by heads of sister security agencies in the state announced this in a press briefing inside Government House on Friday saying the curfew is state-wide.

Anozia also disclosed that eight persons who were arrested in relation to the protests are in police custody.
Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) embarked on the violent protests following the Supreme Court judgment that sacked David Lyon a day to his swearing in as governor of the state.

Meanwhile, all is now set for the inauguration of Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Bayelsa State inside Government House, Yenagoa.

An enthusiastic crowd of PDP supporters are already seated including National Chairman, Uche Secundus, outgoing governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, state chairman, Cleopas Moses, lawmakers and top government functionaries.

Among those present are aspirants who contested against Diri during the PDP governorship primary election last September in Yenagoa.


Samuel Ese, Yenagoa

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