After almost one month of the curfew imposed on the state following the
EndSARS protests, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state has finally
suspended the restriction with immediate effect.
The Nation reports that the governor had earlier relaxed the 24-hour
indefinite curfew to run from 8:00 pm till 6:00 am daily.
Newsarena.com.ng gathered that the state commissioner for information and civic orientation, Funke Egbemode, in a statement issued on Wednesday, November 11, noted that the governor directed that the citizens to go about their business and other transactions.
The statement read:
“The government has once again observed the level of compliance to
all directives aimed at restoring tranquillity to our dear state, and hereby
appreciates the citizens for their patience and understanding. The
government also appreciates security agencies for their efforts in
maintaining law and order in the State.
“With effect from Wednesday, November 11, residents of the State are
free to go about their businesses without any hindrance or restrictions,
while security agencies continue to discharge their duties to forestall
breakdown of law and order.
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“The government urges every citizen to be wary of actions that can
upset the peace and harmony that the State is reputed for, and not
hesitate to provide useful information to security agencies in case of
suspicion of violence in any of our communities.”
The commissioner also said that the government urged parents and
guardians to continue to caution their children and wards not to allow
themselves to be used by unscrupulous elements to jeopardize the peace
of the state.
Meanwhile, newsarena.com.ng had previously reported that hoodlums in Osun who
recently looted state properties in the name of EndSARS protests were
given not more than three days to return what they stole.
It was reported that the threat was issued by Governor Oyetola on
Sunday, October 25, during his tour around the state to assess the extent
of damage done by the miscreants.
Oyetola vowed that the thugs will be made to face the full weight of the
law if they fail to do the needful upon the expiration of the grace period.