#EndSARS Protests: Delta, Ebonyi Govts. Declares 24 Hours Curfew

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has imposed a 48-hour curfew on the entire state commencing from 6PM on Thursday.

Okowa made the announcement during a press briefing at the Government House, Asaba on Thursday morning.

The governor directed that all public and private primary and secondary schools in the state be closed till the 2nd of November.

This followed the rising spate of violence in the state following the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality.

Similarly, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state to forestall further breakdown of law and order by protesters.

The governor also called on security agencies to barricade all the state’s boundaries within the stated period and protect lives and property.

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

“Security agencies in the state have sustained injuries from the attacks of these hoodlums and have exercised great patience and wisdom in handling the issue at stake,” he said.

Umahi explained that he addressed the #EndSARS protesters on October 19 “and went ahead to meet their demands in line with the Federal Government’s directive”.

“I have, therefore, noticed with sadness, how peaceful protests in Ebonyi have been hijacked by hoodlums who came from outside into our very peaceful state.

“We, leaders, did not see anything wrong in the demands of our young children, but it is unfortunate that they have been infiltrated by hoodlums who burn property of innocent citizens.

“Government vehicles and infrastructure have come under severe destruction and this is regrettable,” he said.

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