Ekiti State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective from 10pm on Tuesday (today).
Governor Kayode Fayemi said the curfew followed the state government’s observation “with growing concern how the #ENDSARS protest, which started as a peaceful protest against police brutality by youths in Ekiti State, has been hijacked by some hoodlums.”
“The hoodlums have capitalised on the #ENDSARS protest to rape, assault, rob, and extort innocent citizens across the State. These are in addition to the wanton destruction of properties, particularly private properties.”
The governor, in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, on Tuesday titled, ‘Fayemi imposes 24-hour curfew on Ekiti, said, “Government is concerned that if this state of affairs is allowed to continue unabated, it will lead to a breakdown of law and order thereby threatening the wellbeing of the people of Ekiti State.”
“In the past 48 hours there have been incidents of gang-rape, robberies, physical assaults on innocent people, looting and burning of a police station. These acts of brigandage are not in consonance with the legitimate aspirations of the protesters. It cannot be logical to seek to remedy impunity with impunity.