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Anambra declares curfew in Aguata, Ihiala, Nnewi, others

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ANAMBRA State has declared curfew in eight local government areas with effect from today.

  The eight LGAs are Aguata, Ihiala, Ekwusigo, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Orumba North and Orumba South where the curfew starts from 6:00pm to 6:00am every day until further notice.

  Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, announced the curfew in a statewide broadcast to ndi Anambra, yesterday evening.

  Describing the curfew as a strategy to mount round-the-clock surveillance in the designated areas and the state in general, Prof. Soludo said motorcycles, tricycles (also known as keke) and shuttle buses are also banned from operating in these areas on Mondays until further notice.

  Mr. Gov’s words: “With effect from tomorrow (that is today), 26th May, 2022, a 6pm to 6am curfew is hereby placed on motorcycles (okada), tricycles (keke) and shuttle buses in Aguata, Ihiala, Ekwusigo, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Orumba North and Orumba South Local Government Areas until further notice.

Until further notice also, motorcycles, keke and shuttle buses are banned from operating in these local government areas on Mondays until sit-at-home completely stops. The youths of every community in the zone are hereby enjoined to assist the security agencies in the implementation of this policy and are mandated to seize any such motorcycle or tricycle on the spot. Local Vigilantes should report such motorcycles or tricycles (keke) immediately, and they will be confiscated by the government and the owner prosecuted.”

  Directing transport union executives to take responsibility by reporting their criminally disposed members, Gov. Soludo also called on land owners and communities to take charge of their properties by ensuring that nowhere will be used as criminals’ hideouts.

  “The Okada, Keke, and shuttle bus union leaders must take responsibility to report their members who are involved in criminal activities. We shall review this after two weeks, and if members of these unions continue to be involved in criminal activities, the government will have no choice but to either disband the unions and/or ban them outrightly in the state.

“No part of Anambra State (house, bush or forest) shall be used as camps for these criminals. Anyone with a gun in a camp is considered a criminal in Anambra State, and the government and people will work with security agencies to flush them out.

The state government shall, pursuant to its powers under the Land Use Act, revoke and acquire any land found to be harbouring these criminals, for public purpose. Henceforth, every community is required to provide information on any part of their land occupied by these criminals as camps. If the community fails to do so, the government will take over such land,” the governor continued.

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