Additional 24-Hours Curfew Imposed in Osun (See Why).

 


The Osun Governor,  Adegboyega Oyetola declared a announced another 24-hour curfew across the state following looting spree. The residents alongside louts attacked Tuns Farm, former Deputy Speaker Lasun Yusuf’s residence, private shops and stores to loot valuables and goods. This sad incidence happened on Saturday (24-10-2020).

It's no news that residents of different states as well as hoodlums has looted both palliatives and personal properties (that is of personal businesses and politicians). Some traditional leaders' residences have been attacked by looters. 

The reason for the curfew was disclosed by Oyetola, in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ismail Omipidan. He stated clearly that the decision to declare the curfew has been put in place to curb looting of government and private properties, private business premises and homes in several parts of Osun State. Residents were assured of safety and advised to remain at home during the curfew. 


The Full Speech

“Government notes with huge disappointment, the abuse of the suspension, a day ago, of the 24-hour curfew earlier declared in the State to forestall the breakdown of law and order and protect the lives and property of citizens and residents.

“After an Emergency Security Meeting this afternoon, where the whole situation was reviewed and assessed, we came to the inevitable conclusion to declare a curfew. Consequently, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew across the whole State with immediate effect. My fellow citizens, the declaration of a 24-hour curfew, which will be indefinite until further notice, is to prevent the current state of anarchy from degenerating into the large-scale breakdown of law and order."

He also added that: “For the avoidance of doubt, there shall be no vehicular (including Okada) or human movement during this period. Only those on essential duties will be permitted to move around. These persons too must carry with them proper identification to allow access.”

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