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Edo govt relaxes curfew from 12 hours to 8 hours

Edo govt relaxes curfew from 12 hours to 8 hours

The Edo State government on Tuesday adjusted the curfew time in the state to span between 10 pm and 6 am daily, from the earlier time of 6 pm to 6 am.

Crusoe Osagie, special adviser to the governor on media and communication strategy, in a statement, said the adjustment takes effect from Tuesday, November 3.0

“The state government has further reviewed the curfew time in the state to commence from 10 pm to 6 am daily, as against 6 pm to 6 am. The adjustment will be effective from Tuesday, November 3, 2020,” Osagie said in a statement Tuesday.

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BusinessDay reports that the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, had on Monday during a solidarity visit to the Edo State Police Command announced plan to review the curfew.

The governor had, during the #EndSARS protest that turned violent, imposed a 24-hour curfew which he later reviewed to 12 hours.

Osagie restated that the government is fully committed to the security of lives and property and is working with security agencies to ensure full restoration of peace and order in the state.