Looting spree in Osun: Gov. Oyetola Imposes Another curfew starting from 3pm today


It is very unfortunate for the state as every of the steps taken sofar have worked against the state and Nigeria may be as a result of the latest unpersified speech by the president on Thursday.

The Nigerian military personnel are already patrolling the major streets of Osogbo, the state capital asking everybody to go home including business owners.

Panicking everywhere.

The Osun state Governor Gboyega Oyetola has imposed another curfew in Osun state starting from 3pm today.
Gov. Oyetola Imposes the curfew due high rate of looting private Wherehouse across osun for COVID palliatives.

This was disclosed in a broadcast by Governor Gboyega Oyetola in Osogbo on Saturday

According to the statement "My dear Good People of the State of Osun,

It is with a high sense of responsibility that I address you this afternoon in respect of the unfortunate situation in our Dear State.

Government notes with huge disappointment, the abuse of the suspension, a day ago, of the 24-hour curfew earlier declared in the State to forestall the breakdown of law and order and protect the lives and property of citizens and residents.

It is unfortunate that hoodlums and criminals have taken advantage of government’s action to wantonly loot government and private property, including private business premises and homes in several parts of the State this morning. This is unacceptable and it stands condemned.

After an Emergency Security Meeting this afternoon, where the whole situation was reviewed and assessed, we came to the inevitable conclusion to declare a curfew. Consequently, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew across the whole State with immediate effect.

This inevitable conclusion was reached to avert the continuation of this irresponsible act, especially now that the genuine protesters have suspended their protest earlier today.

My fellow citizens, the declaration of a 24-hour curfew, which will be indefinite until further notice, is to prevent the current state of anarchy from degenerating into large-scale breakdown of law and order.

For the avoidance of doubt, there shall be no vehicular (including Okada) or human movement during this period. Only those on essential duties will be permitted to move around. These persons too must carry with them proper identification to allow access.

Violators of the curfew rules shall be prosecuted in line with the extant laws of the State.

I enjoin all our citizens and residents to return home and remain in their homes until further notice.

I assure them of their safety during this period, as always, as security operatives have been deployed in all the parts of the State to restore and maintain law and order within the precinct of the law.

May God continue to bless and keep the State of Osun.
Thank you and God bless.

It should be noted that the needless curfew that was first put in place but suspended 24hrs ago had enabled more hoodlums to setup road blocks and extorted members of public earlier gave more Audacity to the lawlessness and looting ongoing in the state.

Althought looting of Covid19 Palliative hidden by authorities is not limited to Osun state but in many states of the country.

Kwsra and Plateau states have also declears curfews following looking of Covid19 Palliative hidden by the respective state authorities.

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