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Breaking: Army v IPOB: Abia extends curfew

The Abia State Government has extended the curfew it imposed on Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state following disturbances occasioned by the face-off between the Indigenous People of Biafra, led by Nnamdi Kanu, and the Nigerian Army.
The extension of the curfew was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Enyinnaya Appolos.
The initial curfew was from 6pm to 6am and meant to last until Thursday.
According to the statement: “The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has extended the three days curfew imposed on Aba to Friday, 15th September 2017.
“The Governor wishes to advice residents and visitors to fully co-operate with security agents to ensure continuing maintenance of law and order within the commercial city and environs.
“He also wishes to express his displeasure with the situation where people are compelled to raise their hands while passing through security checkpoints and hereby call on security agents and all concerned to ensure that such acts, and other forms of inhumane and barbaric treatment of people, are discontinued immediately.
“It will be recalled that following security concerns and potential for breakdown of law and order, the Governor had announced the imposition of three days dusk to dawn (6pm to 6am) curfew at Aba from Tuesday 12/09/2017 to Thursday 14/09/2017.”