NIGERIA – Thugs attacked the central security center in Oko, Edo, during which they released many prisoners.
It comes just hours after the imprisonment in a correctional facility in the city of Benin.
Violence erupts in Edo state after #EndSARS protests, Reaveling this to the newsmen, some sources said that the thugs, who were in large numbers, also carted away valuables from offices of prison officials.
Similarly, the state government of Edo has introduced a 24-hour curfew throughout the state.
In a statement, Secretary of State Osarodion Ogi said the curfew would continue throughout the state “until further notice.”
Oggy said hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest, the government would not allow continued attacks.
“The curfew will start coming into force in 2020. 16 in the evening of October 19. From 00 “This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing cases of vandalism և individuals և in the guise of #ENDDSARS protesters և attacking institutions h by hoodlums,” the statement said.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 19, 2020