Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom has directed the discontination of the curfew imposed on the state due to some security challenges .

A statement signed by the State Commissioner for information and stategy Ini Ememobong, said the order came following the return to normalcy and wide consultation with security architecture of the state.

The discontination according to the Commissioner takes immediate effect.

The Statement read in part;

” Following the return of normalcy and wide consultation with the security architecture of the State, I have directed the discontinuation of the curfew which was imposed due to some security challenges that occurred in our state. This discontinuation directive takes effect immediately and therefore repeals the earlier directive imposing the curfew.

” I appreciate the citizens for their understanding and cooperation and commend the gallantry and dedication displayed by our security agencies, throughout the period of the curfew.”

“Despite the discontinuation order, security agencies are still maintaining high level alert and are prepared to decisively deal with any attempt at the disruption of peace and subversion of law and order, especially as the Yuletide approaches.”