In a welcome development, the Governor of Cross River State, His Excellency Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu, has taken a decisive step by approving the suspension of the curfew that was imposed on Akpabuyo and Bakassi local government areas of the State. This decision comes as a result of a thorough review of the prevailing situation by key security stakeholders in the state.
The announcement of the curfew suspension has brought relief to the residents of Akpabuyo and Bakassi, who have been living under the constraints of restricted movement due to security concerns. With the curfew lifted, citizens in both local government areas can now resume their normal duties and activities without fear or restriction.
The Governor’s decision showcases his commitment to safeguarding the lives and properties of all residents in the state. It underscores his dedication to ensuring that the people of Cross River State can live and work in an atmosphere of peace and security.
Edem Darlington, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, emphasized that the review process involved critical engagement with various security stakeholders. The goal was to assess the prevailing security situation thoroughly and make an informed decision that would strike a balance between ensuring public safety and allowing the resumption of normalcy in these areas.
The suspension of the curfew demonstrates the government’s proactive approach to addressing security challenges while also recognizing the need to restore the daily lives and economic activities of the affected communities. By lifting the curfew, the state government is signaling its confidence in the security measures put in place and its commitment to tackling any security threats head-on.
As the residents of Akpabuyo and Bakassi breathe a sigh of relief and embrace their newfound freedom of movement, they can rest assured that the state government is actively working to protect their interests and create an enabling environment for growth and prosperity.
As the situation unfolds, the government’s vigilance and responsiveness to security matters remain vital in ensuring lasting peace and stability in the region. The people of Cross River State look to their leaders to continue safeguarding their welfare and upholding the core values of safety and progress.
With the curfew suspended, the citizens of Akpabuyo and Bakassi can now forge ahead, resilient in the knowledge that their state government is firmly committed to their well-being and dedicated to fostering an atmosphere of peace and security for all.