The Bayelsa State Police Command have extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in the state to February 23, 2020 with effect from 10pm to 6pm everyday.
This followed the rage of violence protests that greeted the last Thursday’s Supreme Court Judgement which ousted David Lyon of APC as the governor-elect for the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Uche Anozia, while briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Yenagoa on Monday, said that the credible intelligence available to the command indicate that the prevailing security situation in the state demands the extension.
He said the curfew will now be relaxed on Sunday, February 23, 2020 with effect from 10pm to 6am everyday.
The state police command had earlier imposed curfew in the state from Friday, February 14, 2020 to Sunday February 16, 2020 to forestall the escalation of violence that erupted in the state last weekend.
Anozia said: “In light of the credible intelligence available to the command vis-a-vis the prevailing security situation in Bayelsa state, the command has deemed it necessary to review and extend the curfew to Sunday 23rd February, 2020 with effect from Monday 17th February, 2020, from 10pm to 6am.
“Members of the public are advised to remain indoors as security agencies will be out to arrest anyone who violates the curfew and such outlaws will be prosecuted .
“Public are advised to remain calm as the command is poised to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.” He said.