Ondo State Governor Lifts 24-Hour Curfew, Calls for Peace

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Ondo State Lifts 24-Hour Curfew, Calls for Peace
Nwolu Obiajulu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has announced the suspension of the 24-hour curfew initially imposed following unrest occasioned by hijack of the #EndSARS movement by hoodlums in the state.

Irate thugs had taken over the movement against police brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The hoodlums attacked several public infrastructure and looted private businesses.

The governor said the decision to lift the curfew was informed by relative peace which has returned to the state, especially the state capital, Akure.

This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo.

He said, “The decision to lift the curfew follows consultations between the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and security chiefs in the state after a preliminary assessment of the security situation in the state.

“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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