Edo youth

Edo State government today Monday, October 19th announced a 24-hr curfew in across the state.

The curfew, according to multiple sources, was imposed in order to curtail the excesses of the EndSARS protesters who were reported to have ransacked and razed down three police stations in Benin city and also also broke into a prison on Sapele road to set the prisoners free.  

Another set of youths reportedly broke into Oko prison and set free prisoners few hours later. 

In a related development two protesters were shot dead in Auchi, Edo north area of the state.

These disturbing develoments made the state government to release a press statement announcing the 24-hr curfew which is to commence by 4pm today Monday.

The curfew will last till further notice acoording to the statement obtained by OGBONGE NEWS.

See full statement imposing the 24-hr curfew in Edo State below:

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

The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, 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 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.

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

See video of youths setting police station on fire in Benin City below:

See video of youths hailing on escaping prisoners in Benin city:

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