Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Saturday afternoon, imposed a 24-hour curfew throughout the entire state with quick impact until additional discover.
The state authorities had on Friday lifted a 24-hour curfew earlier declared within the state to forestall the breakdown of legislation and order to guard the lives and property of residents and residents, DAILY POST experiences.
Nonetheless, Oyeola stated after an Emergency Safety Assembly on Saturday afternoon, the place the entire scenario was reviewed and assessed, the state authorities got here to the inevitable conclusion to declare a curfew.
The Governor, whereas talking, stated it’s unlucky that hoodlums and criminals have taken benefit of presidency’s motion to wantonly loot authorities and personal property, together with personal enterprise premises and houses in a number of elements of the State this morning.
Oyetola described the act of looting as unacceptable and it stands condemned.
“This inevitable conclusion was reached to avert the continuation of this irresponsible act, particularly now that the real protesters have suspended their protest earlier at this time.
“My fellow residents, the declaration of a 24-hour curfew, which shall be indefinite till additional discover, is to forestall the present state of anarchy from degenerating into large-scale breakdown of legislation and order.
“For the avoidance of doubt, there shall be no vehicular (together with Okada) or human motion throughout this era. Solely these on important duties shall be permitted to maneuver round. These individuals too should carry with them correct identification to permit entry.
“Violators of the curfew guidelines shall be prosecuted according to the extant legal guidelines of the State.
“I enjoin all our residents and residents to return dwelling and stay of their houses till additional discover,” he stated.