The Ebonyi State Governor Chief David Umahi has imposed a 24 hour curfew in the state starting from 7pm today following attacks and destruction of government facilities by hoodlums and suspected cultists.
In a statewide broadcast, the State Governor noted that hoodlums and cultist today took over the peaceful protest by ENDSARs protesters in the state.
He noted that the hoodlums made attempt to set police stations within the state capital ablaze adding that attempt was also made by the hoodluns to set prisoners free from the Abakaliki prison which he said was resisted by security agents.
Governor Umahi further said that government vehicles and other facilities were under heavy attack by the hoodlums adding that many security agents sustained various degrees of injuries as the hoodlums and cultist shot at them.
He regretted that those that perpetrated the act were not Ebonyi people but agents brought into the state by yet to be identified individuals noted that the hoodlums does not wish well for the state.
He commended security agents for their patience and wisdom in tackling the matter and appealed to Ebonyi people to resist any plot by strangers to come into the state and destroy the modest achievement recorded by his administration.
Governor Umahi stated that the EndSars protesters have their legitimate right to protest and tendered an apology to the Nigerian youths over government failures.
Governor Umahi urged security agents to from 7pm today block all entry and exist borders of the state to ensure that miscreants does not find their way into the state. Ends.