In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, October, 2020

Oyetola Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Osun

Oyetola Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Osun

Osun state

Gboyega Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, the Osun State governor, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state as tensions hold rising over the actions of hoodlums.

In response to The PUNCH, that is coming barely 24 hours after suspending an preliminary curfew imposed on the state over the unrest attributable to hoodlums.

The governor made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Saturday.

He mentioned, “Authorities notes with large disappointment, the abuse of the suspension, a day in the past, of the 24-hour curfew earlier declared within the State to forestall the breakdown of legislation and order and shield the lives and property of residents and residents.

“It’s unlucky that hoodlums and criminals have taken benefit of presidency’s motion to wantonly loot authorities and personal property, together with personal enterprise premises and houses in a number of components of the State this morning. That is unacceptable and it stands condemned.

“After an Emergency Safety Assembly this afternoon, the place the entire scenario was reviewed and assessed, we got here to the inevitable conclusion to declare a curfew. Consequently, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew throughout the entire State with rapid impact.

“This inevitable conclusion was reached to avert the continuation of this irresponsible act, particularly now that the real protesters have suspended their protest earlier as we speak.

“My fellow residents, the declaration of a 24-hour curfew, which will probably be indefinite till additional discover, is to forestall the present state of anarchy from degenerating into large-scale breakdown of legislation and order.

“For the avoidance of doubt, there shall be no vehicular (together with Okada) or human motion throughout this era. Solely these on important duties will probably be permitted to maneuver round. These individuals too should carry with them correct identification to permit entry.

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“Violators of the curfew guidelines shall be prosecuted in keeping with the extant legal guidelines of the State.

“I enjoin all our residents and residents to return house and stay of their properties till additional discover.

“I guarantee them of their security throughout this era, as all the time, as safety operatives have been deployed in all of the components of the State to revive and preserve legislation and order inside the precinct of the legislation.”

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