Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has extended the curfew in the State following the tension caused by clash between troops of the Nigerian Army and loyalists of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, said the curfew has been extended to Friday.
It advised residents and visitors to cooperate with security agents in order to ensure the maintenance of law and order within the commercial city and its environs.
Ikpeazu expressed displeasure that people were being compelled to raise their hands while passing through security checkpoints.
He, therefore, urged security agents and all authorities concerned to ensure that such acts, and other forms of inhumane and barbaric treatment of people were discontinued immediately.