Ebonyi governor imposes dusk to dawn curfew in crisis community


By Agatha Eze 

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi on Wednesday ordered a dusk to dawn curfew in Effium crisis community with immediate effect as part of his efforts to restore peace to the area.

The dusk to dawn curfew was imposed following the renewed hostilities between the Effuim and Ezza Effuim speaking people which has led to the death of many persons and destruction of properties in the area.

According to the statement issued and made available to our newsman, the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Monday Uzor, the Governor gave the order through the Deputy Governor, Barr. Kelechi Igwe, while on assessment visit to the warring community.

He stated that both the military and the police have been fully deployed to man all exit and entry points including forests and bush parts to enforce the order.

The release read in parts:  “Therefore, miscreants and hoodlums including Machineries who are hiding in the forest and bushes are advised to vacate the community immediately in their own interest as security agents have been directed to route them out”.

“Also, those who are in the habit of raising false alarm to distract and divert attention of security agents are by this announcement advised to desist from doing that as such person (s) Wil be tracked, arrested and prosecuted as one of those promoting the crisis."

The Deputy Governor in the statement, also commended Governor David Umahi for ensuring the deployment of more security agents to the community to restore peace.

Our correspondent reports that the governor in the statement assured Effium community both home and in 
He assured the people of Effium community in  diaspora that normalcy would be restored to the area soon. 

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