Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has condemned the barbaric treatment meted out to residents of Aba by soldiers under the regime of the three days curfew imposed on Aba the commercial hub of the State.
In a statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos on Wednesday, the governor, while extending the curfew to Friday, September 15, 2017, expressed displeasure that people were being compelled to raise their hands while passing through security checkpoints.
Notwithstanding the maltreatment, Ikpeazu advised residents and visitors in the state to co-operate with security agents to ensure continued maintenance of the law and order within the commercial city.
Mr Ikpeazu urged security agents and all concerned to ensure that such acts and other forms of barbaric treatment be discontinued immediately.
Due to fear of possible breakdown of the law and order, as a result of the military siege on the Umuahia country home of IPOb leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the governor had announced the imposition of three days dusk to dawn curfew on Aba from Tuesday, September 12 to Thursday, September 14, 2017.