#EndSARS: Ekiti announces 24-hour curfew
The Ekiti state government has declared a 24-hour curfew due to tensions over the #EndSARS protest. The announcement was made today by the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who said the curfew would take effect from 22:00 Tuesday (today).
Faymi said the curfew was imposed following state government oversight “with growing concern as the ENDSARS protest, which began as a peaceful protest against police brutality by young people in Ekiti State, has been seized by some thugs.” …
He said: “The thugs took advantage of the ENDSARS protest to rape, assault, loot and extort innocent citizens across the state. This is in addition to the senseless destruction of property, especially private property. “
The governor, in a statement by the government secretary of state, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, on Tuesday entitled “Fayemi imposes a 24-hour curfew for Ekiti,” said: “The government is concerned that if this state of affairs can continue, it will lead to a violation of law and order. thereby endangering the well-being of the people of Ekiti State. “Over the past 48 hours there have been episodes of gang rapes, robberies, attacks on innocent people, robberies and arson of a police station. These robberies do not match the legitimate aspirations of the protesters.
It is impossible to try to eliminate impunity with impunity. “The government, therefore, cannot afford to witness the deliberate enthronement of anarchy by some bad elements who stole the protest for secret reasons. As a result, Ekiti State Governor Dr. Fayemi is imposing a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state starting at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. “Only key workers and service providers with identification means. real people can move during the curfew period. Anyone found on the street who does not belong to this category will be immediately arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the state of Ekiti, ”explained Faymi.