Cross River Govt Says No Curfew in Calabar

Cross River State Governor,  Senator Ben Ayade 
The Cross River State government has denied knowledge of  the report making rounds on social media that the Nigeria  Police have ordered buisnesses in Calabar not to operate beyond 10PM.

The reputal was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Christian Ita.

The statement noted that there's no part of the state under curfew as only the state government reserve the right to place a part or the entire state under  a curfew.

It reads, "The attention of the Cross River State Government has been drawn to a news item circulating in the social media in which the Nigerian Police is purported to have directed business concerns including drinking joints and bars in Calabar to close shop at 10pm.

"The state government wishes to state without equivocation that it is unaware of such a directive from the police and that only it (The state government) has the power to place the whole or any part of the state under a curfew".

The government described the news as fake while asking the general public to go on with their normal businesses as government has adopted measures to tame the worsening security situation in the state.

"We therefore, ask members of the public to treat as fake any news purporting a directive to residents and business concerns to close shop at 10pm.

We also wish to state that in spite of recent security challenges, the state remains one of the safest in the country and as such would not compel such a directive.

Members of the public should therefore go about their normal businesses as government has adopted several strategies, including daily raids on suspected criminal hideouts, to ensure the state remains safe", the statement reads.
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