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EndSARS: Abia, Imo, Osun, Ondo declare 24-hour curfew

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With the escalation of violence protest across the country, four more states have imposed curfew to contain the spread.

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, imposed a 24-hour curfew on his state beginning from Tuesday.

He said the development was to protect the lives and property of residents.

The government said during the curfew, there would be no movement except those on essential duties who would be permitted to move around.

The state curfew started 11.59pm on Tuesday.

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, also imposed a curfew for 24hours in the state.

The governor made the announcement in his address delivered in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday following the protest that paralysed the vehicular movement in major towns in the state.

According to him, the curfew would commence at 12 midnight on Tuesday until further notice.

The Abia State Government on Tuesday imposed a 14-hour curfew in the state, especially Umuahia and Aba.

A press release by the state Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said the 24-hour curfew on Aba and Umuahia would start from 6pm today (Tuesday) till further notice”.

The governor was said to have also approved a cash reward of N5m for anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest of some hoodlums and armed cultists who wreaked havoc in the state.

“This is in addition to the approval of a reward of N1m for each authentic video evidence on brutality and extrajudicial killings by security agents in the state,” the statement added.

The Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma has said that he imposed 24-hour curfew in the state, to avoid protests leading to loss of lives.

The governor simply said: “Because I will not want an avoidable incident that can lead to loss of lives to occur in the state, I will do all that is needful to maintain peace and security for all Imo people.

“Consequently, to ensure that the peace in the state is not disturbed, a 24-hour curfew is hereby imposed in the state till further notice.

The EndSARS peaceful protests which have been on going for more than two weeks are been hijacked by armed thugs which has resulted to lost of lives and properties across the country.

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