Jumia Nigeria, the leading online store in Nigeria, has temporarily shut down its website in solidarity to #ENDSARS protests across Nigeria.
Close to two weeks, Nigerian youths have taken to the streets protesting against highhandedness, corruption and brutality in the Nigerian Police, particularly, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
To this end, the e-commerce company launched online curfew which started on the midnight of today, October 22, 2020 till 8am on October 23, 2020.
Jumia left a message on the website which reads:
“With sadness and heavy hearts, it is our wish to honour those who have died in the course of these protests with an online midnight to dawn curfew on Jumia site starting at Midnight 22-10-2020 and ending at 8am 23-10-2020.
“We ask all our customers, sellers, partners and stakeholders to join us as we use this medium to express our sorrow. We will resume our operations at the end of the curfew and continue serving our customers and sellers.
“It is our prayer that the unfortunate events of the past days will strengthen our commitment to work, together as one people and One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.