Boys Brigade Crisis: Gombe Imposes Curfew In State Capital
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The government of Gombe has imposed a curfew in the state capital following a confrontation between some youths and members of the Boys Brigade.

Concise News learned that violence broke out in Gombe as the remains of the slain nine members of the Brigade in the state were to be buried.

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According to a press release from the acting Secretary to the State Government, James Pisajih, the curfew begins from Saturday to 6am on Sunday

The government took this decision, according to Pisajih, following a breakdown of law and order in the metropolis.

This news medium understands that on 22 April a car driven by a member of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) ran into a gathering of youths.

Spokesperson for the police in Gombe, Mary Malum, had confirmed the death of 10 persons from the incident, comprising eight members of the Brigade, the NSCDC officer, and his friend.

Nine corpses, comprising six boys and three girls, were laid at the funeral venue for burial on Saturday.

The Brigade members were aged between 11 and 21.

They were members of Boys Brigade of ECWA Church in Bogo, Barunde, Tabra, and Madaki in the state.