#EndSARS: Government deploys soldiers in Abuja, as Edo declares 24-hour curfew1 min read

The Government of Nigeria has deployed soldiers in several strategic locations in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to news sources, the deployment began around 10 pm on Sunday barely days after the military high command announced that it would commence the ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’.
The heavily armed soldiers, many of whom were wearing black face masks, barricaded sections of the expressway.
Meanwhile, the Edo State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state until further notice.
The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, October 19, 2020 – Monday.
Reports revealed that suspected hoodlums on Monday broke into the Benin Prison popularly called White House and freed several inmates in one of the cells.
Apart from the jailbreak, there were reports of vandalisation and alleged attacks on residents in the state.
The #EndSARS protests have continued despite the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad which was accused of perpetrating most of the extrajudicial killings.

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