Governor Nyesom Wike has imposed a night curfew at all the borders Rivers shares with Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Imo States following recent attacks and killings of security operatives by gunmen.
Wike, in state broadcast on Tuesday, said the curfew would take effect from Wednesday by 8pm.
He said it was necessitated by the recent security breaches and deadly attacks on security personnel by yet to be identified gunmen.
The Governor said: “The Government of Rivers State has decided to restrict night movements into and out of the State from the land borders of the State.
“Consequently, a night curfew is hereby imposed and no person or vehicle is allowed into and out of Rivers State from 8.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. from tomorrow (Wednesday) 28 April 2021 until further notice.
“We wish to advise that those who have any legitimate need or reason to come into or go out of the State must do so before 8.00 pm when the curfew shall come into force daily.”