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Kwara State Government Reviews Curfew Time



Kwara State Government Reviews Curfew Time

The Kwara State government has announced a review of the time for the curfew imposed as a result of recent security challenges in the state.

It will be recalled that the government in the wake of attacks, arson, and destruction of properties witnessed in the state, declared a 24-hour curfew on the state from midnight of Saturday, 24th October.

However, the Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in a statement on Sunday evening by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye observed that relative peace has been observed in the state after tje initial curfew was declared.

To this end, he gave a new order on the curfew as he directed that it should no longer be for 24 hours but between 6pm and 8am daily until further notice.

The Governor noted that the decision was taken after consulting with security agents.

“Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq this evening held a security council meeting with heads of the security agencies in the state.”

“A review of the situation in the Ilorin metropolis suggested a relative calm. The meeting observed that the objective of the curfew has largely been achieved as the misguided elements who looted and vandalised public and private properties have been pushed back and normalcy restored.”

“Consequently, the security council resolved to relax the curfew from 24 hours to between 6p.m. and 8 a.m. daily until further notice. This means members of the public can move around between 8 a.m. and 6p.m. daily within the metropolis.”

“Even so, the government will continue to review the situation and take decisions that are in the best interest of the state,” the statement noted.

Source: Naija News

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