BREAKING: Abia declares three-day curfew in Aba

Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has declared a three-day curfew in Aba over security concerns.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by Ikpeazu following the the clash between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the army, residents in the area are to remain indoors from 6 pm to 6 am starting from Tuesday, September 12 until Thursday.

See Full text of the statement:

Abia State has for the past few days been the focus of security searchlight occasioned by the reported skirmish between some groups in the State, especially Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with men of the Nigerian Army.

Government notes and has observed the frenzy of activities of members of IPOB within Afara – Umuahia, the ancestral home of the leader of IPOB for some months now.

Government is equally aware of the recent proclamation by the Nigerian Army of Operation Python Dance II within the South-East geopolitical region of Nigeria.