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24-Hour curfew still in force-Edo State Government

By Joy Okosieme

 

The 24-hour curfew curfew imposed on Edo State on Monday is still in force, the state government has said.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki imposed curfew imposed on Monday in the aftermath of violence, which rocked the city and the release of prisoners in two correctional facicities by individuals to be hoodlums.

A statement issued on Wednesday by Crusoe Osagie, Governor Obaseki’s Chief Press Secretary, said the curfew subsists till further notice.

“The government has deployed men of the anti-riot unit of the Nigeria Police Force to the streets to ensure full compliance with the directive.

“The security agencies have clear orders to deal with individuals who flout the directive and are found loitering on the streets”, the statement said.

He said in line with its responsibility to protect lives and property in the state, the government would continue to advance efforts to maintain law and order and ensure that the state is safe for all law-abiding citizens.

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