KanyiDaily had reported how suspected hoodlums hijacked #EndSARS protest in Benin City, broke into the prison along Sapele Road in ancient city and released a lot of inmates.
According a statement issued on Monday morning by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, a 24-hour curfew has been imposed across the state from 4 pm, October 19, 2020, until further notice.
“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 #ENDSARS protesters,” the statement read.
“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.
“By the directive, schools and businesses are to shut down activities accordingly. Those who cannot move safely are to stay put between now and 4pm till calmness is restored.
“Parents are advised to rein in their children, youths and wards, to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
“The responsibility of government is to protect lives and property and maintain law and order, therefore, anyone found outside in violation of the curfew would be dealt with according to the law.”
KanyiDaily had also reported that one person was killed by the weapon wielding hoodlums during the ongoing #EndSARS protest at Ring Road, Benin.