The Edo State Government Imposes a 24-hour Curfew Across The State Till Further Notice
Breaking! #EndSARS Protesters set prisoners free on Monday morning in Benin, Edo State, Nigeria as suspected hoodlums attacked the White House prison along Sapele Road in the City. The prison officials were said to have engaged the suspected hoodlums in gun fire which left some persons injured.
Four High Courts close to the Prison was vandalized by the angry mob while police stations were set on fire.
The face of one of the prisoners escaped.
The current Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has quickly declared a 24-hour curfew to control the violence that has taken over the city of Benin.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki
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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.
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.
Osarodion Ogie Esq.
Secretary to the State Government,