- For the most part, the capital of Plateau, Jos, was peaceful on Wednesday, October 21
- This came after Governor Simon Lalong imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state
- The governor's order came after violence erupted among some EndSARS protesters on Tuesday, October 21
Following the curfew imposed by Governor Simon Lalong on Plateau, residents of Jos have remained indoors for the most part of Wednesday, October 21.
Businesses, as a result of this, were completely shut down throughout both the northern and southern local government areas of the state.
The governor's order came on the heels of violence that erupted as an off-shoots of the disagreement of youths concerning the blockading of the Ahmadu Bello Expressway by EndSARS protesters.
In a crisis confirmed by the governor on Tuesday, October 20, about three persons were killed with many properties damaged, Daily Trust reports.
A lot of persons were absent on the once-busy streets of the northern and southern areas of the state capital as security officers were deployed to enforce the 24-hour curfew.
Earlier, an #EndSARS protest staged in Jos, the capital city of Plateau state, has turned violent.
There wass palpable tension along Ahmadu Bello Way in Jos as protesters barricade highway into the city centre on Tuesday, October 20.
Another set of youths disagreed with those that put the barricade, thereby sparking unrest. Many cars were smashed and burnt, and shops destroyed. Businesses have reportedly closed in the capital city to avert further destruction.
Gunshots were also heard in the area, forcing residents to run from the scene. Meanwhile, deployment of regular and mobile police has been drafted to quell the crisis in the city.
It was suspected hoodlums that hijacked the #EndSARS protest while burning and smashing cars around the areas. The hoodlums were also reported to have engaged in looting while they attacked people in the vicinity.
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Source: Legit Newspaper