Enugu govt relaxes curfew
Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of South East geo-political zone, Mr. Celestine Okoye, has appealed to Enugu youths to maintain peace and order.
The DIG who made the appeal while briefing newsmen alongside Gov. Ugwuanyi, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdurrahman, other top government and police officers, urged Enugu youths to keep their eyes open and ensure that miscreants do not cause further mayhem in the state.
He also urged parents to advise their wards to desist from acts of violence and criminality, stating that Enugu is now calm.
Meanwhile, the Enugu govt has adjusted downwards the span of the curfew imposed in the state capital Enugu.
The 24-hour curfew which covrred Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state has been cut down to 13 hours.
A statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, said the adjustment was in response to the hardship occasioned by the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu metropolis in the face of the #ENDSARS protests.
The Commissioner said. “The 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas stands lifted with effect from 7am on Sunday, 25thOctober, 2020.
“In its place, a 13-hour curfew (6pm to 7am) daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6pm on Sunday, 25thOctober, 2020 until further notice”.
He said that the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command and other Security Agencies had ben directed to ensure full compliance with this order.
Aroh however ssid that “persons involved in delivery of essential services such as Health Care Workers, staff of Water Corporation, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Fire service, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, etc, shall continue to attend to their duties”.