Curfew Imposed On Two Enugu LGAs Over Insecurity

By Adadareporters

The governor of Enugu State, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Friday, imposed a curfew on Igbo-Eze North and Igbo-Eze South LGAs of the state due to insecurity.

The affected areas are prone to insecurity. On Monday, a cement truck belonging to BUA Cement Plc was burnt by unknown gunmen at a junction going to Igbo Eze South LGA. Similarly, two police cops in Igbo Eze North were killed some weeks ago by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. The curfew is from 6pm to 6am.

The statement issued by the secretary to the state government, Prof Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, said it curfew taks effect from June 10, 2022.

The statement said the curfew was ‘Pursuant to Executive Order No. 3, 2022 and consequent upon security challenges in Igbo-Eze North and Igbo-Eze South Local Government Areas of Enugu State’.

Prof Ortuanya said Gov Ugwuanyi imposed the curfew in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 215 (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

The statement directed the chairmen of Igbo-Eze North and Igbo-Eze South LGAs as well as Forest Guard and Neighbourhood Watch officers of the affected two council areas to ensure strict compliance with the Executive Order.

It also directed the Enugu State commissioner of police to take all lawful measures to enforce the order, ‘including arrest and prosecution of defaulters’.

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