Ebonyi State Government Imposes Curfew as Violence Erupts

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Ebonyi State Government Imposes Curfew as Violence Erupts
Nwolu Obiajulu

Ebonyi State governor, David Nweze Umahi has declared 24-hour curfew in the state to mitigate the spate of violence in the state.

The curfew comes after thugs on Wednesday set ablaze two police stations in Abakaliki. Irate youths burnt the Kpiripiri and Ekeaba Police Stations after setting free cell inmates.

African News Today gathered that the youths blocked major roads in the state leading to traffic and restriction of movement.

Umahi in a broadcast said the perpetrators of the violent acts were not from the state, adding that several security agents have been injured by the rampaging youths.

He said, “These hoodlums and cultists are not Ebonyians but they came from outside because they do not wish us well.”

“Security agencies in our state have sustained injuries from the attacks of these hoodlums and the provocation. These Security agencies have exercised great patients and wisdom in handling the issue at stake and I urge them to continue doing just that.”

“Government vehicles and infrastructure of government have come under severe destruction and this is regrettable.”

“I will continue to say that the peaceful protesters have their legitimate demands and I offer my apologies for many areas we leaders have failed our young children. We believe that the success of the peaceful #endSARS protest will make we leaders make amends where necessary.”

“I therefore, call on security agencies to block all our borders from 7:00 pm today, the 21st October, 2020 and to protect all lives and property.”

“By the powers conferred on me by the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, I hereby impose a 24 hours curfew from 7:00 pm today, the 21st of October, 2020.”

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