Abdulrazaq lifts curfew in Kwara

AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq, Governor of Kwara State, on November 12, has lifted the curfew imposed on Ilorin Matroplis in the wake of EndSARS protests which resulted to massive looting of government and private properties in the state. In a statement by Abdulrazaq’s spokeperson Rafiu Ajakaye, he wrote, “Kwarans may however see increased joint patrols by security agencies with the metropolis and across the state. It is to strengthen the gains of the past weeks and keep criminal elements by bay. “Citizens are to go about their lawful business without any fear. The government sincerely commends citizens and all critical stakeholders, especially the security agencies, for their support for the measures taken to strengthen security in the wake of some recent developments.”

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Delta relaxes curfew from 8pm to 6am

On Saturday, Delta State Government, announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed in the State after the hijack of the peaceful #ENDSARS protests by hoodlums. In a statement by Mr Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner for Information, said the curfew would now be from 8:00 pm till 6:00 am with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020. ExAniagwu in the statement, said: “As a government, we are not unmindful of the stress our people are going through on account of the curfew, but it was inevitable in order to protect the life and property of Deltans. “I must thank Deltans for protecting the interest of our common patrimony by ensuring that no further destruction of public buildings was witnessed in the state. “As part of our avowed commitment to build a stronger Delta with our youths, let me also express the determination of the State Government to give effect to the decisions reached in the Town Hall meetings with youths in the state”.

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Looters were given 48 hours to return stolen palliatives -Plateau

Plateau State Government has given looters 48 hours to return stolen COVID-19 palliatives they have  in their possession or risk being arrested. In a reaction on Monday, the State Police Command described the act as criminal, nothing that the looters should return the stolen palliatives before Wednesday. In a statement on Monday, the acting Spokesman of the State Police Command, Donbey Peters, made this known. The statement reads in part, “Sequel to the ugly occurrences that bedevilled some parts of the state particularly Jos North and Jos South LGAs, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Edward Egbuka, has condemned in totality the breaking and looting into government warehouses, shops and private houses of individuals by hoodlums and other criminals within Jos and Bukuru metropolis under the guise of #EndSARS protests. “He described it as an act of criminality aimed at truncating the tireless efforts of the police and other security agencies on the Plateau. This has led to the arrest of over a hundred persons. “He stated that the Government of Plateau State is giving these looters the grace to return immediately, every looted item to the nearest local government office not later than Wednesday 28/10/2020. Anyone found in possession of any looted item after this date will be arrested and brought to book.”PALLIA The statement reminded the public that the 24-hour curfew imposed by the government is still in place and cautioned the public against disobedience.

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Curfew now 8pm to 6am —Sanwo-Olu

On Sunday, Demi Gbejabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, told him that the state would need N1trn for reconstruction in the aftermath of the destruction caused by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests. Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives spoke while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a tour of some of the destroyed properties in Lagos State. He said, “The House of Representatives will do all it can to compensate all those who suffered brutality, including policemen that lost their lives in the process. The commissioner stated, “The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8 pm to 6 am. “Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses. All schools remain shut till further notice.”

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Akwa Ibom- Imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

Udom Emmanuel, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, has announced an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8 pm to 7 am in the state effective from Sunday, October 25, 2020. In a statement made by his Information Commissioner, Ini EmemObong, on Sunday, said the need became necessary to sustain the peace enjoyed in the state. The statement read, “Though normalcy has returned to the entire State, especially, Uyo the capital city after the expiration of the curfew which was imposed from Thursday night till Saturday morning, there is a prevailing need to sustain the gains of the curfew, by increased strategic surveillance and holistic law enforcement. “That the recovery of looted items currently being executed by the Police is the result of the cooperation and collaboration of informants from the communities. “To this end, the Governor has directed that effective today, daily dusk to dawn (8pm – 7am) curfew be imposed State-wide, till further notice, to help check the movement of the remnants of the undesirable elements who created chaos in our State a few days ago. “It is also the Governor’s directive, gleaned from the agreement by all youth groups in the State, that all demonstrations and protests be suspended forthwith. “For emphasis, there will be an absolute cessation of movement of persons except those on essential duty, who must bear proper identification. Any person who is apprehended within the period of the curfew will be arrested and prosecuted. “Citizens are advised to report any suspicious movement of items suspected to be looted from the raid on business premises, or the assembly of strange or known persons, suspected to be plotting an attack on private or public property, to the security operatives.”

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#EndSARS: Enugu government has adjusted 24 hours curfew imposed on the state to 13 hours indefintely

Governor Ugwuanyi had on Wednesday, imposed 24-hour dusk-to-dawn on three LGAs of Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South. This curfew was imposed on the three LGAs because of the violent #EndSARS protest that involved the demolition and burning down of public and private facilities. The State Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Aroh, in a statement, on Saturday night, said the adjustment was following the hardship occasioned by the 24-hour curfew. Aroh stated that “the 24-hour curfew imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas stands lifted with effect from 7am on Sunday, 25th October, 2020”. He also added that “in its place, a 13-hour curfew (6pm to 7am) daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice”. “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Police Command and other Security Agencies are hereby directed to ensure full compliance with this order” the Information Commissioner pointed out that “persons involved in the delivery of essential services such as Health Care Workers, staff of Water Corporation, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Fire service, Enugu State Emergency Management Agency, etc, shall continue to attend to their duties.”

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Ondo State: Akeredolu lifts curfew, sues for calm 

On Friday evening, Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has lifted the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in the state. Earlier this week, a lot has been happening asides the peaceful #EndSARS protest. Thugs had hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to perpetrate havoc in various states. The hoodlums had attacked a prison in several states, freeing inmates, burning down of several police stations, stealing and demolition of business premises which are owned by government and private bodies . This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Doanld Ojogo. The statement says, “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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Sanwo-Olu warns against protest in the state, eases curfew

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, has announced the easing of the curfew imposed on the state on Friday. The governor announced that people are allowed to go out between 8am and 6pm from Saturday. Sanwo-Olu said this during a statewide broadcast on Friday. He said, “We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning; and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm. “For emphasis, from 8am tomorrow morning, you will be allowed to go out, to go wherever you wish till 6pm in the evening.“

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Udom extends Akwa Ibom curfew by 13 hours

Akwa Ibom State Government has announced the extended the curfew time by 13 hours which will commence today from 12noon to 7am on Saturday, 24th October 2020. Governor Udom Emmanuel,  imposed the curfew following the violent demonstration that erupted after two persons suspected to be EndSARS protesters were shot dead by a suspected security agent along Willington Bassey. Ini Ememobong, the commissioner of Information and Strategy, in a statement on Friday, said the extension was due to the unfolding events and situations being monitored by the state and security agencies. The statement reads, “Due to developing situations being monitored by the state government and security agencies and the inevitable need to protect citizens and property, based on overriding the public interest, the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has extended the curfew, which was initially due to expire by noon of 23rd October 2020, till 7 am on Saturday, 24th October 2020. This curfew has a statewide effect. “Expectedly, there will be a total cessation of movement, except for those on essential duties, who must show proper identification. “All law-abiding citizens are advised to remain at home, as security agencies have been briefed to strictly enforce this order.”

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Breaking: Obiano declares 24-hour curfew as violence spreads in Anambra

Willie Obiano, Anambra State Governor, on Thursday, declared a 24-hour curfew state-wide as violence spread in various parts of the state. Hoodlums had burnt the Nnewi Central Police Station and killed two persons around 11pm today. Obiano said in a state address today, “I am compelled to address you today by the growing tension across the country ignited by recent efforts by Nigerian youths to ask for a better Nigeria. “While our beloved state remains largely safe and isolated from the boiling sea outside, we have also recorded a few unpleasant incidents in our domain and there is justifiable anger in the land. But we cannot give it a chance to consume us all. “Consequently, we are taking precautionary steps to prevent further descent to lawlessness in Anambra State by imposing a 24-hour curfew with effect from 8pm today until we bring this rising tension under control. “Therefore, all schools and markets in Anambra State are hereby closed. All gatherings by groups and associations under any name or label from 8pm are banned. The law enforcement agencies in the state have been duly directed to enforce compliance. “However, all law enforcement officers charged with ensuring compliance to the restriction on movement must resist the temptation of applying excessive force while attempting to bring the situation under control.”

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