Violence and the use of firearms are outright forbidden during the Abia festival

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At the 2024 Iri Egwu cultural festival, which will take place at the Oriendu community market square, the Ohuhu Clan’s autonomous community in Abia State’s Umuahia North LGA has banned the use of weapons of any kind.

A note was made available to newsmen, signed by HRM Eze Philip Ajomiwe, the traditional ruler of Oriendu, which contained the ban.

According to the statement, which was backed by the Oriendu autonomous community’s Council of Chiefs, the community is known for its love of peace and will not stand for any kind of violence at the Iri Egwu festival.

It went on to reassure the invited in-laws, friends, and other guests that the neighborhood would maintain its customary tranquility.

The Oriendu independent community is a peaceful people who will not stand for the promotion of violence or the open exhibition of firearms. Following the appropriate path is important, the traditional ruler and his cabinet admonished.

In response to the news, Mr. Towechi Izukwem, a young man from the Ohuhu Clan, praised the royal father and his cabinet for their actions in preventing a collapse of law and order.

As previously reported by HEALTHYSPOT101, Governor Alex Otti has issued repeated demands on state leaders, including monarchs, to keep their domains free from criminal activity. Otti has warned that any royal parent discovered supporting such behavior will face consequences.

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