Oyo state declares curfew
The Oyo State government has declared a 12-hour curfew in the state with immediate effect. The curfew would take effect from 7pm to 7am. A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Festus Adedayo, said the curfew became necessary in order to protect the security and lives of the people of the state. The government noted that some hoodlums and miscreants, under the sponsorship of some politicians, had been hiding under the present anti-fuel subsidy removal protest to threaten the security of the state, especially at night. The government explained that it had to declare the curfew to protect lives and property in the state. According to the statement, government had instructed security agencies in the state to apprehend and prosecute anyone who contravened the curfew. “While the government appreciates the rights of the citizens to protest, the protection of lives and property of citizens is imperative,” the statement said.