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, at 9:00 p.m. A curfew has been imposed at 5 am in the Eku and Abraka local government area.
Local government president Faith Majemiter ordered the residence of Eku and Abraka, the host community of Delta State University’s main campus, to comply with the curfew directive, adding that she would remain until the government was sure of peace in communities.
He deduced that the gunmen allegedly left with the deceased policeman’s rifle after he was shot dead.
The council chief’s statement said the curfew was approved by the state government, adding that four other people were also killed by suspected cultists in the Abraka community.
“Following the recent breakdown of law and order and as a result of the breach of public peace by a group of sectarians and criminals in Abraka and Eku, for which four people have been killed by rival groups with a gift for Infuse more chaos in the Community University, added to the brutal murder of a Mobile Police and a Civilian at a police checkpoint in Eku last night by unknown persons, is pertinent and as a matter of urgency with the approval of the State Government, touch has been imposed curfew from 9 pm to 5 am with immediate effect, in the Abraka and Eku communities, pending when the security situation improves in others to Safeguard the Lives and Properties of our Citizens, ”reads part of the statement.
“However, all the anti-cult groups are dissolved pending further review and approval by the corresponding authorities,
I also wish to use this medium to advise the general public, particularly our youth, to refrain from any criminal act by engaging in legal undertakings. Thank you for your cooperation, ”he added.