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Umahi imposes dusk to dawn curfew in Effium community

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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has declared a dusk to dawn curfew in Effium community in Ohaukwu local government area of the state following the persistent killings and destruction of property in the area.

The Governor who gave the declaration through the Deputy Governor Dr Kelechi Igwe, while on assessment visit to the community on Wednesday announced that military and police had been fully deployed to man all exit and entry points including forests and bush parts to enforce the order.

“Consequently, 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.”

The Governor assured the people of Effium Community both home and in diaspora that normalcy would soon be restored to the area.

Recall that the people of Effium and Ezza-Effium have been enmeshed in communal clashes since January, 22, 2021.

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