Monday, 2 August 2021

Breaking Governor Ayade relaxes Curfew in Calabar


After ten months of restricting movement from 10pm to 6am in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade has finally reviewed his movement ban.

According to a statement signed by the governor's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita, restriction of movement will from today, Monday 2nd of August begin from 12-6am.

Recall that owing to the high level of Insecurity witnessed in the state, especially immediately after the #EndSars Protest which led to the mass destruction and invasion of notable sports in Calabar, the state government had immediately imposed a curfew in Calabar restricting movement from 10pm to 6am as a security measure in addition with the introduction of special security outfit code named, Operations Akpakwu to implement and enforce the Curfew. 

Similarly, Cross Riverians had cried out for the curfew to be relaxed after months of going through different forms of untold hardship. It was at this point that an Abuja-based legal practitioner, Efa Oka, filed a suit against Cross River State Government, seeking to determine the powers of the Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade to impose an indefinite curfew in the state capital city.