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EDO state declares 24 hours Curfew amidst EndSARS Protest

The Edo State government has announced that on Monday, October 19, from 4 pm until further notice, there will be a 24-hour curfew across the state. 

This was revealed in a series of tweets on the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki @GovernorObaseki’s Twitter handle.

The State Government Secretary’s statement signed by Osarodion Ogie Esq stated that the 24-hour curfew was enforced because of the alarming incidents of vandalism and attacks by hoodlums claiming to be demonstrators of # EndSARS on private individuals and institutions.

Although, the Edo State government respects the rights of its people to participate in lawful demonstrations, when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to create havoc for innocent citizens and the state, it will not sit idly.

According to the order of the government, schools and companies in the state are to shut down operations accordingly. Ogie went on to note that before calmness is restored in the state, anyone who can not travel safely should stay put between now and 4 pm.

View the series of tweets below.

 

1.

Edo govt declares 24-hour curfew

The Edo State Government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice.

The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, today, October 19, 2020.

— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) October 19, 2020

2.

This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of #EndSARS protesters.

— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) October 19, 2020

3.

While the government of Edo State respects the rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit idly when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the state.

— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) October 19, 2020

4.

By the directive, schools and businesses are to shutdown activities accordingly. Those who cannot move safely are to stay put between now and 4pm till calmness is restored.

— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) October 19, 2020

5.

Parents are advised to rein in their children, youths and wards, to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) October 19, 2020

6.

The responsibility of government is to protect lives and property and maintain law and order, therefore, anyone found outside in violation of the curfew would be dealt with according to the law.

Signed
Osarodion Ogie Esq.
Secretary to the State Government,
Edo State.

— Godwin Obaseki (GGO) (@GovernorObaseki) October 19, 2020

GSAHULO recently reported the Chieftain to APC Delta statement to the protesters,saying Ending SARS is not alone.

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