Dave Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to native doctors and traditional medicine dealers in the state to register with the government agencies or risk arrest and prosecution.
Governor Umahi issued the ultimatum after a security meeting at the Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Thursday, according to a statement by Orji Uchenna Orji, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation.
“All Native Doctors and Traditional Medicine Dealers in the state shall register with the Commissioner of Police, Commissioner for Health and Commissioner for Internal Security and Border Peace, within 7 days as part of security measures in the state,” the statement quoted the governor as saying.
As part of measures to tackle insecurity in the state, Governor Umahi imposed a 10-hour curfew on the state’s entry and exit points, with defaulters to pay a N1 million fine.
He also directed the security forces to bring those responsible for the deaths of a police officer and two soldiers to justice within 72 hours.
The statement read: “On recent Killings in the state, it was directed that Security agencies must do everything possible to bring perpetrators to justice, and must deepen collaborations and professionalism to fight the ravages of insecurity in the state.
“Night clubs must not operate beyond 6pm as our laws on Covid-19 and other relevant laws shall be invoked to bring perpetrators to justice.
“Curfew is hereby placed in all the border points bounding other states from 8pm to 6 am with effect from Wednesday, 28th April, 2021.”