#EndSARS: Osun State Suspends Curfew Over High Compliance

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The Osun State Government has suspended its 24-hour curfew earlier declared to tackle the breakdown of law and order occasioned by the #EndSARS protests. Governor Gboyega Oyetola in a statement titled, ‘Governor Oyetola suspends 24-hour curfew’, the Government of the State of Osun notes the high level of compliance with the 24-hour curfew earlier declared to forestall breakdown of law and order. The statement reads in part: “We commend the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew.

“We equally commend our youths for displaying a high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest.

“After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020, till further notice.

“The suspension is to allow members of the public to approach the Panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful businesses.”

The statement warned that “the government will not hesitate to reinstate the curfew should the need arise.”

The State government, however, appealed to the protesting youths to suspend their protest and engage the government in dialogue.