- Governor Umahi has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Ebonyi state
- This is as the #EndSARS protest in the southeast east turns violent with hoodlums attacking government properties
- The curfew starts at 7pm on Wednesday, October 21
The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has imposed a 24-hour curfew as #EndSARS protest in the southeast state turns violent, with government facilities destroyed by hoodlums and suspected cultists.
The Nation reports that the curfew starts at 7pm on Wednesday, October 21.
Governor Umahi said the hoodlums also made attempt to set police stations within the state capital ablaze.
The Ebonyi state governor added that the hoodlums also tried to set inmates free from the Abakaliki prison, which he said was resisted by security agents.
According to him, government vehicles and other facilities were attacked by the hoodlums, adding that many security agents sustained various degrees of injuries.
The governor, however, claimed that those behind the attack were not Ebonyi indigenes.
Other states like Lagos in the southeast and Rivers in the south-south have also taken similar action.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state imposed a 24-hour curfew in some areas of the state.
This was contained in a statement signed and released by Governor Wike's media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, on Tuesday, October 21.
Similarly, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos on Tuesday, October 20, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state as suspected hoodlums continue to unleash mayhem under the guise of EndSARS protest.
Governor Wike in a statewide broadcast also announced that the curfew will take place in the entire Oyigbo local government area of the state.
The decision was announced in a series of tweets by the Lagos state governor following repeated attacks by thugs which led to the burning and destruction of Apapa-Igamu police station.
In another report, Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has also lent his voice on issues surrounding the ongoing EndSARS protest which has already turned violent in many parts of the country.
In his reaction to the turn of events on Wednesday, October 21, Obasanjo called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop soldiers from shooting at protesters.
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