In Nigeria : Curfew imposed on Abia state

 

In the Nigerian state of Abia dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed on, in the South Eastern state of Abia .This was because of clashes between military and indigenes campaigning for succession to create the Biafra state.

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu announced the curfew on Tuesday following a meeting with top security officials, and said it would remain in office until Thursday.

Mr Ikpeazu said his government was determined to protect the lives and properties of people, and he urged people not to engage in confrontation with troops.

At the same time, efforts were being made to “reduce friction between the civil populace and military personnel in the state”, he added.

Nigeria’s military has launched Operation Python Dance II in a bid to end the campaign for secession by the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) group. It is pushing for a Biafran state to be created in the south-east.

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