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Curfew continues in Rivers State

2015-03-31 12:30
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Port Harcourt - Restriction of movement continues on Tuesday, after a first night of curfew imposed on Rivers State by Governor Chibuike Amaechi.

News24 Nigeria can report that the curfew will continue until further notice, and at the same time – 7pm-6am.

There have unrest in the capital of Port Harcourt, and other parts of the state over call for the cancelation of Saturday’s presidential election in the state.

Also read: INEC goes on fact finding mission to Rivers

Over 2 000 protesters, which include women, took to the streets on Saturday, Sunday and returned on Monday, insisting election was not held freely in the state, and as a result should be cancelled.

Rivers state government imposed a 7pm to 6am curfew on Monday, and the restriction will now continue until things return to normal.

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