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Breaking: Parts of Portharcourt under lockdown as Wike imposes 24-hour curfew

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on parts of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Wike stated that the curfew which takes effect from Monday, 23rd, covers the entire area around the Okoro-Nu-Odu flyover in Rumuokoro.

The governor explained the decision was due to an upsurge of cult activities and related violence, warning that government would spare no efforts to deal appropriately with anyone who disturbs peace and security in the State with cult activities and associated violence and killings.

Governor Wike, in a state-wide broadcast, explained that decision to impose the curfew was taken after the State Security Council meeting on Sunday in Port Harcourt.

He explained that the Rivers State Government was seriously disturbed by the recent upsurge of cult activities and related violence and killings around the adjoining areas of the Okoro-Nu-Odu flyover in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

The governor stated that the government has repeatedly warned misguided youths that engaging in cultism because of its abhorrent anti-social effect on society.

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