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Umahi Declares Curfew In Ebonyi Community



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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has declared a dusk to dawn curfew in Effium community in Ohaukwu LGA in ordered to curb the killings and destruction of properties in the area.

Naija News reports that this was made known to newsmen on Wednesday b the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr Uchenna Orji.

While revealing that the decision was reached at the state executive council meeting, Orji said the state approved the addition of 600 soldiers that would be drafted to restore peace in Effium community.

It was gathered that despite the peace initiative and signing of peace pact by stakeholders of both clans, killings and destruction of properties still persist in the area.

“Today, EXCO resolved to place dusk to dawn curfew in Effium with effect from today the 31 March 2021,” Orji said.

“EXCO also commended the state government for providing 600 additional soldiers to the area.

“Also, in Effium and Ezza crisis, exco noted the efforts of the state government in providing additional two mobile police units in the area.

“Again, Exco frowned at the activities of all those elected and appointed public office holders from the area which the Exco felt were largely responsible in the crisis.”

Source: Naija News

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