The governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi has imposed a curfew on Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.
The curfew was necessitated by the violence which broke out in the area, leading to the death of persons and the burning down of houses and shops. The violence is said to have erupted on Saturday due to a leadership tussle among members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the area.
A statement made available by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Uchenna Orji, reads in part:
“The governor deeply frowns at the unabated violence and wanton destruction of lives and property in Effium community.
In his determination to restore peace and order, the governor has imposed a curfew on Effium community from 4pm to 8am daily, with effect from Jan. 24.
The governor further directs security agencies to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew.”
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