By Daniel DAFE
Chairman of Ethiope East Local Government Area in Delta State, Chief (Hon.) Faith Majemite, has imposed a 9p.m. to 5a.m. curfew on Abraka and Eku communities to tackle the insecurity situation that has rocked the area in recent times.
In a press statement, the council boss, said: “Following the recent breakdown of law and order and as a result of the breach of public peace by some group of cultists and criminals in Abraka and Eku, whereby four persons have been killed by rival groups with a threat to instill more mayhem in the University Community, coupled with the brutal murder of a Mobile Police Man and a civilian at a police checkpoint in Eku last night by unknown persons, it is pertinent and as a matter of urgency with the approval from the State Government, curfew has been Imposed from 9pm to 5am with immediate effect on Abraka and Eku communities.”
According to tbe statement, the curfew will be lifted when the security situation improves.
Majemite said the curfew was necessary to safeguard lives and properties of residents in the area.
Continuing, the chairman disbanded all anti-cult groups, saying that there will be fresh screening and approval from the appropriate authorities to recruit new members.
Furthermore, she adviced residents particularly the youths to abstain from any criminal acts by engaging themselves in legal ventures.
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