Enugu

Following the escalation of the #EndSARS protests in Enugu, the  Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has imposed 24-hour curfew in Enugu metropolis, made up of three local government councils.

The curfew which commenced at 7 pm yesterday covered Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas would hold till further notice.

The was announced by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh in a statement.

He said the decision “followed the observed hijack of #EndSARS protests, which had been peaceful in the past days, by miscreants who plan to unleash mayhem”.

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“The Governor of Enugu State, in fulfillment of his primary responsibility of protection of lives and property of all law-abiding residents in the state has therefore, ordered the imposition of the curfew in the above mentioned local governments, until further notice”.

”Parents/guardians are enjoined to prevail on their wards to desist from any unlawful conduct while the youth in Enugu State are also urged to remain calm and law-abiding as Enugu State Government has taken steps to address the issues at stake, including the inauguration of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality and related extra-judicial killings earlier this afternoon”.

Vanguard News Nigeria.

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