Osun Government declares 24-hour curfew indefinitely

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Governor Gboyega Oyetola has declared a 24-hour curfew on all parts of Osun state. 

The state Governor who made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast on Saturday October 24, said the decision was taken to forestall any further breakdown of law and order and protect the lives and property of citizens and residents.

Oyetola added that the curfew will be indefinite to prevent the current state of anarchy from degenerating into a large-scale breakdown of law and order.

Read the full address below; 


My dear Good People of the State of Osun,
It is with a high sense of responsibility that I address you this afternoon in respect of the unfortunate situation in our Dear State.

Government notes with huge disappointment, the abuse of the suspension, a day ago, of the 24-hour curfew earlier declared in the State to forestall the breakdown of law and order and protect the lives and property of citizens and residents.

It is unfortunate that hoodlums and criminals have taken advantage of government’s action to wantonly loot government and private property, including private business premises and homes in several parts of the State this morning. This is unacceptable and it stands condemned.

After an Emergency Security Meeting this afternoon, where the whole situation was reviewed and assessed, we came to the inevitable conclusion to declare a curfew. Consequently, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew across the whole State with immediate effect.

This inevitable conclusion was reached to avert the continuation of this irresponsible act, especially now that the genuine protesters have suspended their protest earlier today.

My fellow citizens, the declaration of a 24-hour curfew, which will be indefinite until further notice, is to prevent the current state of anarchy from degenerating into large-scale breakdown of law and order.

For the avoidance of doubt, there shall be no vehicular (including Okada) or human movement during this period. Only those on essential duties will be permitted to move around. These persons too must carry with them proper identification to allow access.

Violators of the curfew rules shall be prosecuted in line with the extant laws of the State.

I enjoin all our citizens and residents to return home and remain in their homes until further notice.

I assure them of their safety during this period, as always, as security operatives have been deployed in all the parts of the State to restore and maintain law and order within the precinct of the law


  1. Good of you because your first responsibility is to protect the lives and property of the citizens once you are able to do so, that is good.

  2. If this step is not taking things may be worse. Most of the protest have been hijacked by criminals who had the intention of stolen another person’s property but thank God for taking right decision.

  3. The criminals always hidden under under one thing or the other in order to carry out their evil plans, if you look at what happened people will realize that those who carried out these atrocities are not geniue protesters but they are criminals. It’s good to fore store peace and order.

  4. Kudos to governor Gboyega oyetola of osun state, the curfews until further notice is good, so that they can verify everything.👍👍👍👍

  5. Wahala everywhere
    See what bad governance has put the people into
    I feel that our so called leaders will learn their lessons after this

  6. Is Brand New Motorcycle Is Part Of Palliative Being Giving By The Federal Government? If You Want To Fight For Living New Life, It Is Not Like The Way To Take It, You Should Do It Without Taking What Does Not Belong To You.

  7. Good Of You Because Your First Responsibility Is To Protect The Lives And Property Of The Citizens Once You Are Able To Do So, That Is Good.

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