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COVID-19: Ugwuanyi warns residents against flouting curfew order


Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has said flouting of the curfew announced by President Muhammadu Buhari would not be tolerated, maintaining that there was no better way to contain the spread of Coronavirus than for citizens to abide by laid out rules.

To monitor compliance level, the governor, Friday night, led an enforcement team to various parts of the state. Accompanied by his Deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezilo, the governor intercepted and impounded over 50 vehicles of deviant residents driving during the curfew.

The enforcement team, which left Enugu Government House at about 8.10pm, moved through major roads, Bisalla Road, Old Enugu-Abakaliki Road, Trans-Ekulu, Abakpa, Emene and Independence Layout, among others.


The governor personally interrogated and ordered the flattening of vehicle tyres of curfew defaulters, reminding them that the curfew was in the interest of everybody, reason it should be obeyed.

He, however, expressed delight that more residents are complying with the curfew order, especially compared with the monitoring done last Tuesday night.

While on an enforcement on Tuesday night, the governor intercepted a trailer load of cattle with 15 men laying on the floor of the vehicle. The trailer, said to be coming from Bauchi State had beaten all security check points and made its way into the state capital around 9.30pm with men bearing different sizes of bags.


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