The Kwara State Polytechnic has suspended its ongoing first-semester examination over the 24-hour curfew declared to curb the violence that broke out in the state.

Ajibola Jimoh, its deputy registrar, information and publication, broke the news to NAN on Saturday.

TheCable had reported how security operatives had opened fire to disperse a crowd that stormed a warehouse containing COVID-19 palliatives in Ilorin, the state capital.

The warehouses in the cargo terminal area and Agro mall in the state were looted, with items such as spaghetti, noodles, salt, and sugar carted away.

“This development is due to the 24-hour curfew declared by Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to contain further escalation of street protests and wanton looting of government and private property in Ilorin on Friday night,’’ he said.

The suspension comes as pockets of violence had similarly broken out in parts of the country, with government buildings, private properties, media houses, and vehicles either looted or destroyed.

This had followed on the heels of the nationwide protest against police brutality and the clamour for police reform.



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