Breaking: Edo Govt Declares 24-Hour Curfew Till Further Notice Following Jailbreak (videos)

Governor Godwin Obaseki
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo State Government has announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew across the state following jailbreak and violence amid #EndSARS protest.

This was announced by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie on Monday, October 19 via the official Twitter page of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The curfew, according to the statement, is to take effect from 4:00 pm, October 19, 2020, till further notice.

He stated;


Ogie said the imposition of the curfew was due to the incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums who hijacked the #ENDSARS protests.






Suspected hoodlums had earlier on Monday morning hijacked the #EndSARS Protests in Benin City.

Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media, Crusoe Osagie, speaking with Channels TV revealed that the hoodlums exchanged fire with security operatives at the Maximum prison in Benin City.

Osagie said;

The hoodlums are currently exchanging fire with the security personnel at the Maximum security prison in Oko, Benin City.

Videos of inmates escaping by scaling fence has been shared on social media, causing panic in the state.

Watch some videos below;

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