Gov. Ugwuanyi Ifeanyi
The Enugu State Government on Thursday imposed a curfew on Oruku community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state, citing killings of two prominent personalities in the area.
The government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information Nnayelugo Chidi Aroh, stated that the curfew which began yesterday, February 25, between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am daily, will end on March 31, 2021, in the first instance.
According to the statement, the curfew followed the killings of HRM Igwe Emmanuel Chidiebere Mba of Oruku community, on December 26, 2020, as well as the gruesome murder of Chief Samuel Ani, the Vice chairman, Oruku Town Union Caretaker Committee, on February 24, 2021.
The statement entitled: “Imposition of curfew in Oruku community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu state,” reads:-
“Following the killing of HRM Igwe Emmanuel Chidiebere Mba of Oruku community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu state, on the 26th December 2020, subject of an on-going Judicial Commission of Inquiry, and the gruesome killing of Chief Samuel Ani, the Vice Chairman of Oruku Town Union Caretaker Committee, on 24th February, 2021, His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State, pursuant to Executive Order No. 2: 2021 dated 25th February 2021, hereby impose curfew in Oruku community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, between the hours of 6 pm to 6 am daily commencing from 6 pm today, 25th February 2021, and ending at 6 pm on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 in the first instance.
“The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command, has been directed to take all legal measures to enforce the order and ensure the arrest as well as prosecution of the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
“The people of Oruku are enjoined to stay the course of peace, and go about their lawful businesses outside the hours of the day under curfew.”