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Enugu Govt Imposes 12 Hour Curfew In Oruku

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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 12 hour curfew has been imposed by the Enugu State Government in  Oruku community in Nkanun East  Local Government  area following the crisis that claimed the lives of two community leaders

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh disclosed this on Thursday in a statement in Enugu. 

Aroh said that the curfew would become effective from Thursday Feb. 25 and terminate in March 31, 2021 after which the security situation in the community would be evaluated. 

He said that the curfew would be from 6pm to 6am within the said period and urged the people of the area to attend to their lawful businesses outside the affected hours. 

“The curfew was imposed by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, pursuant to Executive Order No. 2: 2021 of Feb. 25, 2021.

“The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command has been directed to take all legal measures to enforce this order and ensure the arrest as well as prosecution of the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” Aroh said. 

It would be recalled  that the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Emmanuel Mba was killed on Dec. 26, 2020 by yet to be identified gunmen.

The incident prompted the state government to inaugurate a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the crisis.
Also, the Vice Chairman of Oruku Town Union Caretaker Committee, Chief Samuel Ani was on Feb. 24, murdered in a gruesome manner.Ani was expected to appear before the judicial commission on Friday before he was killed.


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