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Edo Govt Declares Curfew After Jail Break

The Edo State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state after hoodlums on Monday hijacked the ongoing End SARS protests to free inmates from Benin Prisons.

A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogien said the curfew will take effect from 4:00 pm, October 19, 2020, till further notice.

The statement partly read, “This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of the End SARS protests.

“While the government of Edo State respects the rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit idly when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the state.”

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