Thugs burned down two police stations in Ebony when Umahi imposed a 24-hour curfew (photos)
Two police stations in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebony state, were burned.
The accident happened on Wednesday.
The enraged thugs were found to have invaded the Kpiripiri Police Station and Ekeaba Police Station and freed those in the cell and then set them on fire.
The furious youths continued the operation, blocking the main roads of Abakaliki – Sperandio Junction, Presco Junction and Udensi Junction.
Several police officers were injured during the attack.
As a result, Ebony State Governor David Nweze Umahi imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state on Wednesday to curb criminal activity and equally reduce attacks on state property.
Umahi said lawbreakers and sectarians have burned down many police stations, moved to prisons to free prisoners, and attack and shoot security forces in equal measure.
According to him, “These thugs and cultists are not of ebony, but they came from outside because they do not wish us all the best.”
“The security organs of our state were injured as a result of attacks and provocations of these thugs. These security services have shown great patience and wisdom in dealing with the problem at stake, and I urge them to continue to do just that.
“Government machines and infrastructure have been severely damaged and this is unfortunate.”
“I will continue to say that peaceful demonstrators have their own legitimate demands, and I apologize for the many areas in which we, as leaders, have disappointed our young children. We believe that the success of the peaceful #endSARS protest will motivate us leaders to make adjustments if necessary. ”
“I appeal to our people to not let outsiders ruin the modest improvements in our state that may not have benefited some people outside our state who don’t like us and who imported these thugs into our state.”
“Therefore, I ask the security authorities to block all our borders from 19:00 today, October 21, 2020, and protect all lives and property.”
“In addition, I, the Governor of the State, by virtue of the powers granted to me by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, am imposing a 24-hour curfew from 7:00 pm today, October 21, 2020.”