…govt declares curfew
The Edo State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state, in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogien said, “The curfew will take effect from 4:00 pm, October 19, 2020, till further notice.”
He stated that, “The curfew was necessary due to the incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums who hijacked the End SARS protests to perpetrate evil.”
The hoodlums took advantage of the #EndSars Protest on Monday and vandalised the walls of the headquarters of the Nigeria Correctional Centre (Nigeria prisons in Benin) and freed some prisoners.
Reacting, Ogie said, “This decision has become necessary because of the disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of the End SARS protests.
“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.”