Bayelsa re-imposes curfew on gateways, waterways
Following upsurge in armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the state, the Bayelsa State Police Command and the State Security Council have re-imposed curfew in the state capital, particularly the entry and exit points along the East-West Road from 10pm to 6am daily.
The Security Council also reminded residents and visitors to the state that the curfew from 7p.m. to 6a.m. on the waterways was still in force.
In a statement, the spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, asked owners of vehicles with factory-fitted tinted glasses with police permits to revalidate the permits at the police headquarters, Yenagoa to avoid arrest and prosecution.
The statement announced: “Ban on the use of Sienna cars with tinted glasses throughout the State from 7p.m. to 6a.m.
“Ban on use of motorcycles within Yenagoa capital city is still in force. Owners of motorcycles are advised to adhere to the ban or stand the risk of being arrested, prosecuted and the motorcycles impounded.”
“Re-imposition of curfew in the state capital, particularly the entry and exit points along the East-West Road from 10p.m. to 6a.m. daily.”
It added: “Imposition of curfew from 7p.m. to 6a.m. in the waterways in the state is still in force.
“Ban on the use of speedboats with 200 Horse Power Engines in all waterways in the state is also still in force.”
While soliciting the co-operation and understanding of the public, the statement said officers and men would commence stop and search operations to ensure compliance and to make Bayelsa State a safe and secure place for all to live and engage in businesses for development.