Wednesday , October 21 2020
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (middle) in a meeting with heads of security agencies in the wake of civil disturbances arising from the hijack of #ENDSARS protests… on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

#ENDSARS: Obaseki parleys security chiefs, warns violators of 24-hour curfew

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Tuesday night met with heads of security agencies in the state following the hijack of #EndSARS protests which led to the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in the state.

Speaking shortly after the security council meeting held in Government House, Benin City, Obaseki said the meeting became necessary to analyse and access the security development in the state.

Obaseki said “following the unfortunate development from the #EndSARS protests over the last few days, we have just concluded a security council meeting. We deliberated extensively on the security issues. Fortunately, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Celestine Okoye has come to support the command in maintaining law and order in the state.

“You will recall that the government imposed a 24-hour curfew on October 19 beginning from 4pm. I want to thank the law-abiding citizens of Edo State for largely complying with the curfew.

“However, we observed that a few hoodlums violated the curfew on the first day. As a result, the security chiefs have met and certain stern action would follow shortly,” he said.

Okoye said he was deployed to Edo State to support the state command in maintaining law and order in the state.

Noting that he was in the state to boost the morale of the security operatives, he warned hoodlums and miscreants to stay off the roads and streets.

“I have come here to boost your morale and l want to also ask miscreants to please remain in their houses and be law-abiding from now on,” he added.

Others in attendance include the Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, the commandant of the NSCDC, the Director of DSS, among others.

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