EndSARS: Governor Oyetola suspends 24-hour curfew

EndSARS: Governor Oyetola suspends 24-hour curfew

- Governor Oyetola has suspended the curfew imposed in Osun over the EndSARS protest

- The governor said the suspension followed a review of the situation in the state

- Oyetola commended the residents of the state for their show of cooperation during the curfew

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Gboyega Oyetola, the governor of Osun, has suspended the 24-hour curfew he imposed on the state to tackle the rising violence and damages caused by hoodlums under the #EndSARS protests.

Premium Times reports that the governor in a statement by the secretary of the state government, Wole Oyebamiji, noted the high level of compliance with the 24-hour curfew he had declared to forestall breakdown of law and order.

Legit.ng gathered that Oyetola commended the residents and citizens of the state for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew.

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EndSARS: Governor Oyetola suspends 24-hour curfew in Osun
Governor Oyetola addresses EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state. Credit: Twitter/Gboyega Oyetola.
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He said:

“We commend the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew. We equally commend our youths for displaying a high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest.”

The governor said after a review and setting up of a panel of inquiry, he decided to lift the curfew, urging all citizens and residents in the state to be peaceful and law-abiding.

He noted that:

“After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the state’s judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality, the governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, till further notice.
“The suspension is to allow members of the public approach the panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses.
“However, the government will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise. The government remains committed to the cause of our youths and the #EndSARS protesters and shall take every necessary step to ensure that their demands are met."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, October 22, revealed when the imposed curfew in Lagos will be lifted.

It was reported that while speaking in an interview on Arise TV, the governor said that free movement may be allowed to resume in the state from Friday, October 23.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said that this would happen only when frayed nerves are calmed across the state.

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