The governor of Osun state Governor Gboyega Oyetole has pronounced a one day curfew on all environs of Ogun state.
The Governor upon delivering his message to the whole Nigeria further stated that the decision to impose the 24 hour curfew was to make sure order was upheld and life and properties secured.
The curfew however will be indefinite because it is in the interest of state to nip the current distortion and prevent it from going rampage across the state.
In his statement he declared
It is unfortunate that hoodlums and criminals have taken advantage of government’s action to wantonly loot government and private property, including private business premises and homes in several parts of the State this morning. This is unacceptable and it stands condemned.
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.
This inevitable conclusion was reached to avert the continuation of this irresponsible act, especially now that the genuine protesters have suspended their protest earlier today.
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 large-scale breakdown of law and order.
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.
Violators of the curfew rules shall be prosecuted in line with the extant laws of the State.
I enjoin all our citizens and residents to return home and remain in their homes until further notice.
I assure them of their safety during this period, as always, as security operatives have been deployed in all the parts of the State to restore and maintain law and order within the precinct of the law”