Governor Okowa relaxes curfew in Delta state

Governor Okowa relaxes curfew in Delta state

- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has relaxed a curfew he imposed in Delta state

- The curfew was imposed in the state a few days ago after genuine protests were hijacked by hooligans

- From Sunday, October 25, residents of Delta will be free to move around only during the day

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Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has relaxed a curfew he imposed in the state on Thursday, October 22.

The 48-hour curfew which elapses at dusk today Saturday, October 24 will now morph into a 6 pm to 8 am restriction according to a statement by the governor.

The curfew was imposed in the wake of the #EndSARS protests across the country which was hijacked by protesters.

Governor Okowa relaxes curfew in Delta state
Governor Okowa been briefed by security heads in Delta state on the situation in the state. Photo credit: @IAOkowa
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Part of the statement by Governor Okowa read:

“This morning, I received a comprehensive briefing from the three service commanders on the security situation across Delta state.
“Having analyzed the situation critically, I thank all Deltans, particularly our youth, for complying with the curfew that was imposed two days ago. At this time, the current 48-hour curfew will expire by 6 pm later today.
“However, from this evening, the curfew will be in effect between 6 pm and 8 am till further notice. From tomorrow, Sunday, October 25, everyone will be free to move around and go about their activities during the day.
“I urge all the citizens and residents of our great state, Delta, to please remain calm, vigilant and law-abiding at all times.’’

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Okowa imposed a 48-hour curfew in the state following the arson and destruction of government property in Asaba by some youths disguising as protesters on Wednesday, October 21.

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Recall that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had on Wednesday, October 14, said with the outcome of the #EndSARS protests across Nigeria, leaders in the country will likely see things differently.

Okowa stated this when the leadership of National Association of Nigerian Students of Delta origin and the National Executive of National Association of Delta State Students visited him at Government House, Asaba.

He commended youths who came out to protest over issues of police brutality and harassment, saying it will challenge leaders to focus more on issues that affect young people.

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