The Anambra State Government has placed restrictions on movement of persons on the Niger Bridge from 7pm daily.
A statement on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, said the restriction took effect from June 5.
The statement read, “Anambra State government wishes to inform the public that effective today (Friday June 5), COVID-19 enforcement and security teams will be restricting traffic onto the Niger Bridge by 7pm until further notice.
“This is as a result of operational curfew hours in place in Delta State which runs from 7pm to 6am.
“Curfew in other parts of Anambra state is still from 10pm to 4am. All concerned are to take note please.”
Meanwhile, an articulated vehicle caught fire in the early hours of Friday on the River Niger bridge.
The incident raised anxiety among residents of the area.
The Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Pascal Anigbo confirmed the incident.
He said, “A truck is currently on fire on the River Niger Bridge, this morning, Friday 5 June, 2020.
“The Fire Service has been contacted.”