The governnment of Edo State has imposed a 24 hour curfew across the entire state. The curfew which is to take effect from 4pm today, October 19, 2020, will last until further notice.
A press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government(SSG), Osarodion Ogie, indicates that the decision is to prevent a further breakdown of law and order.
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 shut down activities accordingly. Those who cannot move safely are to stay put between now and 4pm till calmness is restored.
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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