EndSARS: Ondo state announces easing of curfew

EndSARS: Ondo state announces easing of curfew

- The curfew in Ondo state has been lifted

- According to the governor, it was lifted after consultation wit security chiefs

- Meanwhile, he urged the people to be vigilant

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The Ondo state government has announced the lifting of the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.

This is with effect from Saturday, October 24, Donald Ojogo, commissioner for Information and Orientation, wrote in a press statement made available to Legit.ng.

He said the decision to lift the curfew follows consultations between the governor and security chiefs in the state.

The commissioner added that the decision was mostly encouraged by the relative peace in Akure, the state capital.

He quoted Governor Akeredolu to have said.

"The relative peace in the state capital, Akure appears very encouraging just as the people's resolve, especially the youths, not to allow brigandage under any guise is equally palpable. It is, therefore, only normal that law abiding residents are allowed to go about their legitimate businesses."

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Going further, he said there is the need for all to be vigilant and law-abiding.

EndSARS: Ondo lifts curfew
The Ondo state government has announced the lifting of the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed. Credit: Akeredolu
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In a related development, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the easing of the curfew imposed on Lagos state over repeated attacks on facilities by suspected thugs wreaking havoc under the guise of EndSARS protest.

The governor made the announcement on Friday evening, October 23, during a press conference in the state.

The decision was announced on Tuesday, October 20, in a series of tweets by the Lagos state governor following repeated attacks by thugs which led to the burning and destruction of Apapa-Igamu police station.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Sanwo-Olu paid a visit to various scenes of destruction across Lagos state for the assessment of vandalised public assets and private properties during the hijacked EndSARS protest.

It would be recalled that many properties including the palace of Oba of Lagos state were looted and destroyed as the ongoing demonstration against the brutality of the police took a violent turn.

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In the spirit of responsive leadership, Governor Sanwo-Olu, his deputy Obafemi Hamzat and top officials of the current Lagos government visited the destruction areas for "on-the-spot assessment."

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