The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has relaxed the curfew in Aba and the state capital, Umuahia, saying restriction of vehicular movements now starts 10pm to 6am daily.
According to Ikpeazu, the development is unconnected with the noticeable security improvements within the state and neighboring states in the last few weeks.
The Governor’s directive was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by the Commissioner for Information, John Kalu.
Kalu added that the curfew in Ohafia, Bende, Umunneochi and Arochukwu LGAs now takes effect from 8pm to 6am daily.
He said, “Government wishes to advise citizens and residents to remain vigilant, report suspicious movements to security agents and ensure full compliance with the new curfew regimes which take effect from Friday, 18th June, 2021, subject to further reviews.”