Breaking – #EndSARS: Lalong confirms 3 dead, imposes 24 hours curfew in Jos

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One of the areas set on fire in Jos

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has confirmed the killing of three persons as he imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and South local government areas, effective from 8 pm, Tuesday.

He described the peaceful #EndSARS protest, which turned violent on Tuesday and led to the destruction of properties, cars and looting of business premises along the Ahmadu Bello way as saddening. 

The hoodlums burnt a place of worship along Gyero Road in Bukuru, cars, others properties were also set ablaze following which the government imposed a curfew on the city.

Lalong confirmed that three persons died in the protest.

“Having received briefing from security agencies and after a careful assessment of the situation, government is left with no choice than to impose a curfew to stop further loss of lives and properties.

“Accordingly, I have directed the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Jos South and Jos North local government areas with effect from 8:00 pm today Tuesday, October 20, 2020 till further notice. By this directive, all forms of protests are hereby banned in the two local government areas of Jos North and Jos South,” he ordered.

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