The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has again announced the immediate ban on masquerades across the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko Macdon issued a statement on Sunday, explaining that the action followed the lawlessness of masquerades that has caused murders, threats to lives, assaults and other breaches.
The police also scrapped a curfew imposed by masquerades in Mbak Ikot Abasi and Mbak Ikot Idiongo villages in Mbak Etoi in Etoi Clan, Uyo.
The security agency noted that it infringed on the fundamental rights of the people to move freely and to associate.
The states’ Commissioner of Police, Olatoye Durosinmi warned that anyone who flouted the ban would face the wrath of the law.
The Akwa Ibom command advised law-abiding citizens to go about their activities without fear of molestation.