The Governor of Osun state, Gboyega Oyetola has imposed a curfew in the state till further notice.
Oyetola says the curfew was imposed following the dangerous dimension the EndSARS protest had assumed across the country.
In a statement issued on Tuesday in Osogbo by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Wole Oyebamiji, the governor was quoted as saying with the curfew imposed, there will be no movement throughout the state, only those on essential duties with valid identification would be allowed to move around during the period of the curfew.
Citizens and residents of the state have been asked to comply with the directive as any person found contravening the order would be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.
Part of the statement reads “The Government of the State of Osun notes with a high sense of responsibility the unfortunate dangerous dimension the #EndSARS protests have assumed across the country, particularly in the South West States.
“In our dear State, but for providence, the governor would not have been alive to preside over today’s security meeting following the attempt on his life last Saturday.
“In spite of the Saturday incident, we have allowed the protest to continue in the hope that the real protesters would take charge of the protest.
“Events of the last 48 hours have however shown clearly that the protests have been hijacked by criminals and hoodlums.
“As a responsible and responsive government that took the sacred oath to protect the lives and property of our citizens, we will not sit and watch criminals unleash terror on our State.
“Consequently, the Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the state, effective from 11.59 pm today, Tuesday, October 20, until further notice.”