Edo State Declares Curfew Throughout The State As #EndSAR Protest Metamorphosis To Riot In The State
As the #EndSARS in Edo state continue to turn bloody due te the burning of a police station and vandalism thatis going on in the state, Mr Osarodion Ogie Esq;Secretary to the State Government, has made a press statement that now put the state under curfew.
The statement reads:
Edo State.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.
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.
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.
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.5.
Parents are advised to rein in their children, youths and wards, to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
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.
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