- A recent attack in Imo has forced Governor Uzodinma to impose a 6 pm to 6 am curfew in some parts of the state
- The governor in a statement revealed that the decision was taken following the destruction that occurred in an attack on Orlu
- The statement also revealed that a group of militants unleashed terror in the community, killing innocent residents
Imo governor, Hope Uzodinma, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on some local government areas in Orlu in order to restore peace.
The decision of the governor was informed by the killing and maiming of innocent citizens on Monday, January 25.
In a report by The Punch, Uzodinma strongly condemned the attack by gunmen, saying he has ordered that the perpetrators of the attack be fished out and brought to justice by security agencies.
He said the curfew covers the following areas in the state Orlu, Orsu, Oru East, Oru West, Ideato North, Ideao South, Njaba, Isu, Nwangele, and Nkwerre.
According to the governor, a group of militants unleashed terror in Orlu and in the process killed innocent citizens.
Going further, Uzodinma said his government is disturbed by the recent attack that paints a picture of near breakdown of law and order in the area.
This development comes after a clash between soldiers and security volunteers suspected to be members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) reportedly left some people dead.
Ten people were feared dead while some houses were set on fire as a result of the crisis.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that suspected armed bandits killed an eight-month pregnant health worker along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway, after opening fire on a commercial vehicle travelling to the state.
The woman was killed while travelling to Kaduna from Birnin Gwari at a place called Zankoro before Unguwar Yako on Sunday, January 24.
It was gathered that the bandits opened fire on the commercial vehicle around noon in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
In a related development, armed bandits killed four people in Katarma village, Chikun local government area of Kaduna, as the northwest state comes under intense siege from the criminal gangs.
The incident was disclosed in a statement seen by Legit.ng on Thursday, January 7, issued by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs.
Aruwan said the bandits were initially engaged by local vigilantes who defended the village before troops were mobilised to the location.