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Curfew In Gombe As Violence Hits Burial Of Boys Brigade Members

By Our Reporter



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A curfew was slammed on Gombe town, capital of Gombe State on Saturday following the breakdown of law and order as 10 members of the Boys Brigade who died during a faceoff with a security official were buried.

Emotions flowed over on Saturday as the bodies of 10 members of the Boys Brigade were being retrieved from the hospital as the procession was attacked by some youths at Jekafari. The Boys Brigade members responded leading to a confrontation that led to destruction of vehicles and other property in the vicinity.

The development forced the state government to order an immediate curfew which is to last till Sunday morning.

A statement issued by the acting Secretary to the State Government, James Pisajih read thus:

After due consultations with the Heads of Security Agencies in the state in response to the prevailing security situation in the state, especially Gombe metropolis, His Excellency, Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo OON (Talban Gombe), the Governor, has approved the imposition of curfew in Gombe metro with immediate effect (3pm) today 27th April 2019 to 6am tomorrow 28th April 2019. The situation will be reviewed after the restoration of normalcy.

By my Paragraph I above, therefore, only officials on essential services are allowed any form of movement, and must produce evidence of such.

James Pisajih (JP)

The crisis in Gombe was sparked during the Easter holidays when a procession of the Boys Brigade entered into a confrontation with an official of the Nigerian Civil Defence and Security Corps leading to ten members of the Brigade and the security official.

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