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Rivers state declares curfew

2015-03-30 21:07
Nigeria Election
Security forces hold back protesters against the recent election in Port Harcourt. (File, AP)

Port Harcourt – Governor Chibuike Amaechi has placed a restriction order on Rivers State following civil unrest in the oil rich region.

The curfew begins from 7pm on Monday, March 30 till 6am.

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

Also read: Amaechi claims that there was no election in Rivers State

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.

To manage the security situation, an all night curfew is now being slammed on the state, according reports reaching News24 Nigeria.

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