State Gov’t relaxes curfew in C’River

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Cross River state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Monday announced the ease of the curfew imposed on residents of the state.

Disclosing this in a statement, Mr Christian Ita, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the governor opined that the curfew which was 6AM to 10PM will now be from 6AM to 12AM.

The state reads: ‘Following a review of the security situation in the state, the state Governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has ordered the immediate relaxation of the 6AM to 10PM curfew in the state.

‘Consequently, restriction of movement is now between the hours of 12 midnight and 6AM, with effect from today, Monday 2nd of August 2021.’

The said curfew which lasted for 276 days had residents frowning bitterly at the decision with the state government playing deaf ears.