Anambra gov’t imposes 6pm-6am curfew on eight LGAs

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Chukwuma Soludo

Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo has imposed a 6pm- 6am curfew on eight local government areas of the state, following festering insecurity.

The local government areas are Aguata, Ihiala, Ekwusigo, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Orumba North and Orumba South.

Tricycles, motorcycles and shuttle buses, among others, will not operate in those councils on Monday’s sit-at-home, until further notice.
The measures were announced in the governor’s broadcast yesterday.

“With effect from tomorrow, Friday, 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 Governments until further notice.

“Until further notice also, motorcycles, keke and shuttle buses are banned from operating in these local governments on Mondays until the 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 government and the owners prosecuted,” he said.

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