Posted on Sat 16 Jan 2021, 07:38 PM

Governor Willie Obiano has announced the imposition of curfew on Aguleri, Umueri and Umuoba Anam towns, all in Anambra East local government area of Anambra State.

This is to stem the outbreak of communal violence reported in the three towns.

At least, one house, four vehicles and two motorcycles were burnt to ashes as the neighbouring communities engaged each other in hostilities.

The Umueri and Aguleri communities were over the years, involved in a contest, over a large expanse of land between them.

It was learnt that hostilities started again Friday Night, leading to the burning down of a house, four vehicles and two motorcycles by rampaging youths of both communities where the state Governor Willie Obiano hails from Aguleri.

In a statement, Governor Obiano said the curfew will last from 7pm to 7am daily, beginning on Saturday, 16th January, 2021.

The curfew in the first instance will last for three days. Violators of the curfew would be prosecuted.

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