EndSARS: Osun State Suspends 24-hour Curfew

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Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State, has suspended the earlier imposed curfew in the state due to the massive compliance of residents and citizens throughout the state.

The curfew was imposed on Tuesday, 20th October, 2020, following the increased tension and violence centered around the #EndSARS protest.

The Governor commended the residents and citizens of Osun state “for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48  hours of the curfew”.

He further appealed to the youths to suspend their protests and engage in dialogue with the federal government, considering “the government’s commitment and determination to meet the demands of the protesters”.

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The statement which was released by the secretary to the state government, Wole Oyebamiji, reads,

“We commend the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew.

“We equally commend our youths for displaying a high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest.

“After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice.

“The suspension is to allow members of the public approach the panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses.

“However, government will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise. Government remains committed to the cause of our youths and the #EndSARS protesters and shall take every necessary step to ensure that their demands are met.

“Considering government’s commitment and determination to meet the demands of the protesters, we appeal to the protesting youths to suspend their protest and engage Government in a dialogue.

“All citizens and residents are enjoined to be peaceful and to be law abiding as all efforts shall be made to protect them and their property.”

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