Thursday, October 22, 2020

#EndSARS: Gov. Obiano enforces 24-hr curfew - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has enforced a 24 hour curfew across the state, reports 

Making this known on his Twitter handle,@WillieMObiano Gov. Obiano said the 24 hour curfew in Anambra State, is scheduled to start at 8pm today (Thursday). 

In this development, all schools and market places are closed, including all public gatherings.
Meanwhile just last light #EndSARS protesters in Anambra state, held a candle light for the repose of all those killed by the Federal Special Anti-Roberry Squad (FSARS) of the Nigeria Police.

Correspondents reports that emotions were high at the venue of the candle light, while tears flowed freely as #EndSARS protesters Wednesday night, held peaceful candlelight memorial processions in Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi, in honour of victims of police brutality. 

The event, which is part of the ongoing #EndSARS nationwide movement, offered victims, family members, friends and relatives of victims of police brutality, another opportunity to narrate their chilling stori 

Among them were Rev. Fr. Johnmark Okafor of Awka Catholic Diocese, who said that he was nearly shot by Policemen over mild argument, Ebuka Iloanya, who said his only brother, Chijioke, has not been seen for the past eight years after he was last seen at SARS office in Awkuzu, and Onyeka Okeke, who said he was in his undergraduate years at UNIZIK, when Policemen unlawfully arrested and detained him and others for days at Awkuzu without arraignment. 

Others are Seibota Minabai, who said his friend, Linda, was killed by the Police a day to the end of her national youth service, and Miss Brenda Okoli, who said her elder brother, Johnpaul, was shot by Policemen from CPS Onitsha and ignored to bleed profusely, leading to death. 

They thanked all for their solidarity, noting that the ongoing nationwide movement is for the good of present and future generations, even as they urged citizens to use the power of ballots to enthrone leaders with the interest of the masses at heart. 

While calling for restraint in seeking justice for selves and victims of Police brutality, another priest of Awka Catholic diocese, Rev. Fr. Jude Barnaby and Pastor Obi Ogbo, of Garden of Grace Church, Awka, said injustice to one is injustice to all, expressing hope that the ongoing struggle will lead to a new Nigeria.

Ozo Nweke Ozo with additional report from ABS.

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