Curfew not in line with IPOB’s sit-at-home — Soludo

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Chukwuma Soludo

The curfew imposed in some Local Govern­ment Areas in Anam­bra State on movement of certain class of vehicles from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Monday entered Day 4 today in the state with heightened fears and uncertainty.

Residents had expressed the fears that the government had gone supportive of the dread­ed sit -at -home as Governor Soludo had added that tricycle, motorcycles and shuttle buses would not operate on Monday in the affected Local Govern­ment Areas during his broad­cast last week, saying that that part of the curfew was not sup­portive of the separatists’’ sit-at-home order.

On Monday, Anambra residents recoiled in their houses as they avoided any economic activities in obedience to the IP­OB’s sit-at-home order, an order people obey out of fear.

Markets, shops, schools, courts, hospitals, banks and telecommu­nication facilities and other private and public businesses were shut down while there was no vehicular and human traffic in the major roads in Nnewi, and reportedly other areas affected by the curfew in the state.

But in his reaction on Monday, Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo said the curfew was not supportive of the sit-at-home.

Soludo who spoke through the Chief Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, said the governor had never supported the sit-at-home adding that the curfew was to restore peace and security in the state.

“It is not true. The governor has never supported the sit at home. The curfew in the 9 Lo­cal Government Areas was for until further notice. Gvernor Soludo has been working hard to return peace and security to the state. The curfew is meant to restore peace and security to the state,” he said.

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