Uzodimma imposes curfew on Orlu over insecurity




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*Gov Hop Uzodonma

OWERRI (Sundiata Post) – Following disturbing on activities of a group of militants that unleashed mayhem at residents of Orlu in Imo State, killing and maiming innocent citizens in , Governor Hope Uzodimma has imposed a dusk to dawn in affected areas just as he ordered security agencies to fish out perpetrators without fail.

He said is an interim measure to immediately restore peace in Orlu area. It will start  at 6 pm and end at 6 am daily and affects; Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideato South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre local government areas of Orlu zone.

Addressing a news conference on the matter on Monday, Governor Uzodimma said the perpetrators of the carnage were out to paint a picture of near break down of law and order in Orlu area, noting that government condemns in its entirety acts of extreme hooliganism and brigandage.

The governor advised the residents of the affected LGAs to cooperate fully the as anyone who violates it will be treated as a suspect.

Governor Uzodimma said that security agencies have been directed to carry out a 24-hour patrol and that law abiding citizens can go about their without fear of molestation.

The governor condoles the of the bereaved and assured them that those who committed the heinous crime against them and their loves ones will not go unpunished.

Governor Uzodimma’s address read in full:   

“This afternoon, received a very disturbing on the activities of a group of Militants who unleashed a shooting spree in the Orlu area of the state, killing and maiming innocent citizen in the

am totally appalled by this sad which appears to paint a picture of near breakdown of law and order in the Orlu area. The government condemns in its entirety this act of extreme hooliganism and brigandage. This is completely unacceptable to this administration. Those behind this callous barbarism will surely regret their actions.

“Consequently, have directed the security agencies to fish out without fail, all those behind the carnage and immediately bring them to book. Let no one be in any doubt that the perpetrators of this dastardly act will ever escape justice. assure them that they will pay for their cruelty against a  peace loving, innocent .

“As an interim measure to immediately restore the peace in Orlu zone, a dusk to dawn curfew (6 pm to 6 am) is hereby imposed in the following Local Government Areas of Orlu zone; namely; Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideato South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre.

“All law-abiding citizens are advised to comply strictly the curfew as announced. Anyone caught violating the curfew will be treated as a suspect.

“The government to assure all Imo that the in Orlu area is under control. Security operatives have been deployed on a 24-hour patrol of the zone. Equally, every security measure necessary has been put in place to ensure that law-abiding citizens can go about their in the affected areas without any fear of molestation.

“The government sincerely condoles with the of the bereaved and all the of the unfortunate incident. I assure them that those who committed the heinous crime against them and their loved ones will never go unfurnished.”