● Orlu crisis: Governor Uzodinma imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

● Orlu crisis: Governor Uzodinma imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on crisis-ridden Orlu LGA and neighbouring communities together with Nkwerre, Ideato-south, Ideati-north, Njaba and Isu.

The Governor, who was shocked at the growing degree of killings in the areas, has instantly deployed army males to arrest the state of affairs.

According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, “the Governor has deployed safety businesses for a 24-hour patrol to manage the state of affairs.

“He has, due to this fact, warned that any particular person or group of people caught fueling disaster will be arrested by the army.

“So, residents in these areas are advised to obey the dusk to dawn curfew as imposed by the state Governor or have themselves to blame if caught. This implies residents are not expected to walk around 6pm to 6am.”

It was learnt that the root trigger of the disaster was because of this of a faceoff between a gaggle, Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the army which led to a number of loss of lives.

It was gathered that about eight buildings, together with a church, Blessed Holy Trinity Sabbath Mission, in Okporo, Orlu Local Government Area, Imo State, have been mentioned to have been set ablaze by safety operatives, who invaded the group.

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A supply mentioned the invasion occurred as early as 6a.m. on Friday, January 22, when the safety operatives got here in search of the members of ESN.

The troopers have been mentioned to be drawn from the 34 Artillery Brigade in Obinze.

Earlier final week, ESN, arrange by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), launched a video, displaying its members boasting of how they dislodged safety males, who deserted their automobiles and fled.

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