Umahi Imposes Curfew On Ebonyi Border Community


Governor David Umahi has imposed curfew in the border axis of the state which would start on Wednesday from 8 pm to 6 am.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday after the week’s security council meeting, Umahi also directed natives doctors and traditional medicine dealers within seven days to register with the state government or face prosecution.

According to the governor, the Commissioner in charge of Border Peace and Internal Security, the Commissioner for health and the state Commissioner of Police would be empowered to arrest and prosecute any offender.

He said: “We have agreed that all native doctors in the state and traditional medicine dealers must within seven days today register with the Commissioner for Border Peace, with the Commissioner for health and with the CP.

“There will be an executive order to this effect and anyone that is caught doing otherwise will be arrested and will be prosecuted.”

The Ebonyi governor stated that his administration would henceforth track down distributors of fake news and prosecute them.

We agreed that there is rampant fake news in Ebonyi State.

“Like today, somebody posted that herdsmen are in Ebonyi and they are killing people and schools started closing down, students and pupils started running helter-skelter. Is that what we will continue to tolerate?

“And so, I have directed whether you are in opposition, whether you are in agreement, whatever thing you are, you should be tracked down so that you should be going to court to prove whatever thing you are putting,” he said.

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