Ibeno local government area, Akwa Ibom, has declared a dusk to dawn curfew (from 7pm to 6am), due to the recent violent activities in the area.
The curfew was announced in statement, signed by Mr. Melford Asuquo, the Chief Press Secretary to Council Chairman.
According to the statement, Ibeno LGA took the decision following the violent clash between the Yoruba community and indigenes of Mkpanak on Tuesday night which resulted to loss of lives.
The statement read: “Following the violent clash between the Yoruba community and indigenes of Mkpanak group of communities in Ibeno local government, which resulted in the loss of lives and property, the Executive Chairman of Ibeno Local Government has declared a dusk to dawn curfew from 7:00am to 6:00am effective from 20th April 2022 till further notice.
“Sequel to the above, human and vehicular movements are prohibited in any part of the Local Government.
“While security agencies have been put on the alert to strictly enforce the order and that anyone found during the curfew hours be arrested and prosecuted accordingly”.