Obiano declares 24-hour curfew as violence spreads in Anambra

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Anambra , Willie Obiano, on Thursday, declared a 24-hour curfew -wide as violence spread in different parts of the .

Hoodlums had burnt the Nnewi Central Police Station and killed around 11pm on Wednesday.

and schools in the had since shut down as the rampaging thugs residents and loot shops.

The said he was forced by the prevailing circumstances in the state and in the country to do declare the curfew.

In a state address on Thursday, Obiano said, “I am compelled to address you today by the growing across the country ignited by recent efforts by youths to ask for a better .

“While beloved state remains largely safe and isolated from the boiling sea outside, we have also recorded a few unpleasant incidents in domain and there is justifiable anger in the land. But we cannot give a chance to consume us all.


“Consequently, we are taking precautionary steps to prevent further descent to lawlessness in Anambra State by imposing a 24-hour curfew effect from 8pm today until we bring this rising under control.

“Therefore, all schools and markets in Anambra State are hereby closed. All gatherings by groups and associations under any name or label from 8pm are banned. The law enforcement agencies in the state have been duly directed to enforce compliance.

“However, all law enforcement officers charged ensuring compliance to the restriction on must resist the temptation of applying excessive force while attempting to bring the under control.”