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EASTER CRISIS: Gombe Declares Indefinite Curfew

Governor Hassan Dankwambo has imposed an indefinite curfew in Gombe Metropolis, following outbreak of violence arising from clashes between some youths in the Jekadafari Area and the procession conveying the remains of the Boys Brigade Youths, killed during Easter Procession on Monday, April 22, 2019.

A statement signed by the Acting Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Mr. James Pisagih and obtained by THELENZ.

The acting SSG said the decision was reached after due consideration of the security situation by heads of security agencies in the State.

The statement said the curfew would be from 3pm, Saturday, April 27 to 6am Sunday, April 28, 2019 and the situation would be reviewed after the restoration of normalcy.
“Only officials on essential services are allowed any form of movement and must produce evidence of such movement,” he said.

Report says that clashes began when youths from nearby wards came out and attacked the procession of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and the Boys Brigade, BB, conveying the corpses of the nine youths to the CAN Centre for the final service and subsequent burial.

Nine youths were killed and 35 others wounded during an Easter Procession, celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Monday in Gombe, by a man, who drove through the procession at a high speed and with lights off.

The nine youths have been buried. The service, which was held at the CAN Centre, was however, cut short because of violence which, erupted in some parts of the State capital, Gombe.

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