Following the return of public peace and order in the State, the Akwa Ibom State Government has announced its intention to withdraw all emergency security apparatuses from every city and villages in the State.
In the Press Statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, the government made its stance known in this tone:
“Following the return of normalcy and wide consultation with the security architecture of the State, His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has directed the discontinuation of the curfew which was imposed due to some security challenges that occurred in our state. This discontinuation directive takes effect immediately and therefore repeals the earlier directive imposing the curfew”.
“The Governor appreciates the citizens for their understanding and cooperation and commends the gallantry and dedication displayed by our security agencies, throughout the period of the curfew”.
“Despite the discontinuation order, security agencies are still maintaining high level alert and are prepared to decisively deal with any attempt at the disruption of peace and subversion of law and order, especially as the Yuletide approaches”.
Comrade Ini Ememobong
Honourable Commissioner for Information & Strategy