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BREAKING: Edo Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew

Edo State Government has announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew across the state.

The curfew is to take effect from 4:00 pm, October 19, 2020, till further notice.

This was announced by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie.

Ogie said the imposition of the curfew was due to the incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums who hijacked the #ENDSARS protests.

Schools and businesses are to shutdown activities accordingly, following the announcement.

Those who cannot move safely are advised to stay put between now and 4:00pm till calmness is restored.

Suspected hoodlums had earlier on Monday morning hijacked the #EndSARS Protests in Benin City.

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The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media, Crusoe Osagie, told newsmen that the hoodlums exchanged fire with security operatives at the Maximum prison in Benin City.

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