October 11, 2020

Curfew imposed in Eku, Abraka after killing of Policeman

Police officer kills one in Sokoto over fight for Governor’s cash

File photo.

File photo.

By Jimitota Onoyume

Two days after a Policeman and a civilian were shot dead at the Police checkpoint on the Eku axis of the Eku-Abraka road, Ethiope East local government area 9pm to. 5am curfew has been imposed on Eku and Abraka local government area.

Chairperson of the local government, Chief Faith Majemiter enjoined residence of Eku and Abraka, host community of the main campus of the Delta state University to comply with the curfew directive , adding that it would remain until government was sure of peace in the communities.

Vanguard gathered that the gunmen allegedly went away with the rifle of the deceased Policeman after he was shot dead.

The statement by the council boss said the curfew was approved by the state government, adding that four other person’s we’re also  killed by suspected cultists in Abraka community.

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“Following the recent break down of  Law and Order and as a result of 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 treat to instill more mayhem in the University Community , coupled  with the brutal murder of a Mobile Police Man and a Civilian  at a police check point 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 ,  pending when the security situation improves in other  to Safeguard Lives and Properties of our Citizens.,  “, the statement read in part.

“However,  All the Anti cult  groups are hereby disbanded pending fresh screening and approval from the appropriate authorities,

I also wish to use this Medium to advice the General Public in particular our Youths to abstain from any Criminal Act by engaging themselves in Legal Ventures.Thanking you  for your Cooperation.”,it added.