By David Olalekan.
The Bayelsa State Police Command on Friday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state following violent protests that greeted the Supreme Court ruling, which nullified the election of Mr David Lyon as the governor-elect of the state.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, Uche Anozia, who made the announcement during a press briefing in Yenagoa, the curfew will hold between 8pm and 6am, and would take effect from Friday and end on Sunday.
The CP noted that the decision was hinged on the violent protests that rocked the state capital today when the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 election, Senator Douye Diri, was issued a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It was gathered that the protesters stormed the secretariat of the PDP in Yenagoa, setting part of the building ablaze.
APC thug's vandalize and set Bayelsa PDP secretariat ablaze.
Their knack for violence us unrivalled. It's a good thing they lost at the Supreme Court. @PoliceNG @DemolaRewaju @segalink pic.twitter.com/ZICeCXo8nW
— Ebikels™ (@EbikilaWilliams) February 14, 2020
It was also learnt that the aggrieved mob attacked the Radio Bayelsa complex, as well as the personal houses of the outgone Governor, Seriake Dickson and his successor, Douye Diri, where they destroyed vehicles, furniture and fittings.
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Senator Diri, has however, been sworn in as the governor of the state.