The Anambra State government has lifted the restriction of movement it imposed on the state October 22. This followed a review of the security situation in the state which indicated a gradual return to normalcy.
Recall that Governor Willie Obiano had declared a 24 hours curfew in the state, beginning from 8 pm Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, sequel to the rising tension in the country with the hijack of the #EndSARS protests which led to killings as well as destruction of private and public owned properties.
The government has therefore ordered a return to normalcy in the state through the opening of all sectors of the state economy which were affected by the curfew.
Consequently, all educational institutions in the state and all civil servants are directed to return to work immediately, to carry on with their normal activities.
The Governor thanked the people of Anambra and the youth in particular for answering the clarion call to defend their towns and villages and also commended the cooperation of Presidents General of Town Unions and Traditional Rulers.
He expressed gratitude to members of the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Security, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Correctional Service and, the Anambra Vigilante Group, for their role in the quick restoration of law and order in the state.
Governor Willie admonished all citizens and organisations to watch out for elements, especially those from outside the state, who may want to cause trouble in the state and advised them to report any suspicious movement to the nearest police station or the President General or Traditional Ruler of the town or to any senior Government official.