The Bayelsa State Police Command on Tuesday re-imposed curfew on the state capital, Yenagoa, from 10pm to 6am daily.
It also announced that the curfew on the state’s waterways was still in force.
The command’s spokesman, Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists, adding that the ban on the use of speedboats with 200 horsepower engine is also still force.
The command added that henceforth, vehicles with tinted glasses and covered number plates, are banned from operating in the state.
It said the decision was taken by the State Security Council as a result of “the recent upsurge in incidents of armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the state.”
The statement read in part, “Owners of vehicles with factory-fitted tinted glasses having permits are warned to revalidate the permits at the police headquarters, Yenagoa, to avoid subsequent arrest and prosecution.
“There is a ban on the use of Sienna cars with tinted glasses throughout the state from 7pm to 6am.
“The ban on the use of motorcycles within Yenagoa 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.
“There is the re-imposition of curfew in the state capital, particularly the entry and exit points along the East-West Road from 10pm to 6am daily.”
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