Ebonyi Communal Clash: Governor Umahi Imposes Dusk to Dawn Curfew


Obinna Uchendu

The Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi today ordered a dusk to dawn curfew in Effium with immediate effect as part of efforts to restore peace to the area.

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

In a release signed by the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Dr. Monday Uzor and made available to Leadership said that the Governor issued the order through the Deputy Governor Dr Kelechi Igwe, while on assessment visit to the 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.

According to the release; “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”.

Dr. Uzor said that the Deputy Governor also commended the State Governor, Chief David Umahi for ensuring the deployment of more security agents to the community to restore peace.

He assured the people of Effium Community both home and in diaspora that normalcy will soon be restored to the area. Ends.


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