End SARS: Ebonyi govt relaxes 26hrs curfew

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has reduced the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the state from 8:00pm to 8:00am.

The Governor gave the directive on Friday in Abakaliki through the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr Uchenna Orji.

Umahi said the new directive is with effect from Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, from 8pm to 8am across the state.

He had earlier imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state from 7pm on Oct. 21, to forestall further breakdown of law and order by protesters during the End SARS protests.

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“There shall be an 8pm to 8am curfew across the state, starting from Oct 23,” Umahi said.

He urged all stakeholders, security agencies and residents of the state to do everything possible within the ambits of the law to protect the citizenry from any form of violent protest, destruction of lives and property in the state.

The Governor assured the people of his commitment towards the protection of their lives and property.

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