Enugu Imposes Curfew on Oruku Community

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Following the killing of the traditional ruler of Oruku Community, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, HRH Igwe Emmanuel Chidiebere Mba, on December 26, 2020, and the recent gruesome murder of the Vice Chairman of Oruku Town Union Caretaker Committee, Chief Samuel Ani, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has imposed a curfew on the community.

A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Nnayelugo Chidi Aroh, disclosed that the curfew was imposed by Governor Ugwuanyi, pursuant to Executive Order No. 2: 2021, dated 25th February 2021.

Aroh stated that the curfew, which is between the hours of 6p.m. to 6a.m. daily, commences from 6p.m., on Thursday, February 25, 2021 and ends at 6p.m., on Wednesday, 31st March, 202, in the first instance.

The Information Commissioner further stated that “the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command had been directed to take all legal measures to enforce this order and ensure the arrest as well as prosecution of the perpetrators of this heinous crime.”

The state government therefore “enjoined the people of Oruku to stay the course of peace and go ab out their lawful businesses outside the hours of the day under curfew.”