- Governor Fayemi has extended curfew in Ekiti state
- The curfew has been extended indefinitely
- Meanwhile, essential workers and service providers are exempted
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Ekiti government has extended the curfew it imposed on the state following widespread violence in some parts of the country over the EndSARS movement.
The government, however, said that only essential workers are exempted from the curfew.
However, they must have a valid means of identification.
The government disclosed this in a statement on its official Twitter page.
"The 24-hour (round-the-clock) curfew which was imposed on all parts of Ekiti State on October 20, 2020, continues and is active till further notice.
"Only essential workers and service providers with valid means of identifications are allowed to move around during the period of the curfew."
In a related development, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has imposed a 24-hour curfew in some areas of the state.
EndSARS: Southeast governor imposes 24-hour curfew as violence erupts, security agents, govt properties attacked
This was contained in a statement signed and released by Governor Wike's media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, on Tuesday, October 21.
Legit.ng gathered that Governor Wike in a statewide broadcast today also announced that the curfew will take place in the entire Oyigbo local government area of the state.
Meanwhile, like many prominent Nigerians, a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lent his voice on issues surrounding the ongoing EndSARS protest which has already turned violent in many parts of the country.
In his reaction to the turn of events on Wednesday, October 21, Obasanjo called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop soldiers from shooting at protesters.
He urged the president to “restrain the military and other security agencies from using brute force as a way of ending the crisis.”
Similarly, a Nigerian elder statesman and prominent lawyer, Afe Babalola, has said that the deployment of soldiers and killings would not end the ongoing #EndSARS protest against police brutality across the country.
Babalola in a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state on Wednesday, October 21, also stated the imposition of curfew would not end the crisis.
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