Following the killing of the vice-chairman of the Oruku Town Union Chief Samuel Ani and the renewed crisis which has led to the burning of several houses, the Enugu government has imposed a curfew on the troubled community.

A government statement said the murder of the Oruku traditional ruler Igwe Chidiebere Emmanuel Mbah on December 26, 2020, and the Vice-chairman of the Oruku Town Union necessitated the curfew.

Vice-chairman of the Oruku Town Union Caretaker Committee Chief Samuel Ani was shot dead on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

A government statement signed by the commissioner of Information Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh said the curfew is between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am daily.

It commenced Thursday night February 25th and will last till Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, in the first instance.

The state Commissioner of Police was directed to take all legal means to enforce the curfew and ensure the arrest and possible prosecution of perpetrators of the heinous crimes.

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