Imo state government impose curfew in 10 local government areas
Following the clash between some alleged members of the Nigerian Army and some members of IPOB’s Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Orlu, the Governor of Imo state Hope Uzodimma, has imposed curfew in 10 local government areas.
The incident which happened yesterday, January 25, led to the loss of lives and properties, as alleged members of Nigerian army were seen shooting at unarmed civilians in a viral video.
The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, has addressed the situation, as he announced a curfew on 10 local government areas in Orlu zone, which includes; Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideao South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre.
The governor during a press briefing yesterday said;
“This afternoon, I received a very disturbing report 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 process
I am totally appauled by this sad report 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, I 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. I assure them that they will pay for for their cruelty against a peace loving, innocent people
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, Ideao South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre.
All law-abiding citizens are advised to comply strictly with the curfew as announced. Anyone caught violating the curfew will be treated as a suspect.”