March 3, 2024

Edo State declares 24-hour curfew

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The Edo State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew from Obazagbon to Ogheghe areas of the Irhirhi-Arogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road for 24 hours.

The Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, in a statement said the curfew from Thursday to Friday was for security purposes.

The statement reads partly, “This is to notify the general public that the Edo State Government has declared to impose a curfew in the Obazagbon to Ogheghe axis of the Irhirhi-Arogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road for 24 hours, starting from 12am Thursday, September 29, 2022, to 12am Friday, September 30, 2022.

“Government is conducting a security operation in the area and warns members of the communities to steer clear of the Obazagbon to Ogheghe axis of the road, so as not to endanger themselves.

“Residents in the area are advised to stay indoors as the government embarks on the security exercise.” The SSG said the affected areas “are from Obazagbon Junction to Ogheghe Junction on the Irhirhi-Arogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road and environs; from Ogheghe Junction on the Irhirhi Road up to Ogba River and environs; road connecting Okoroma Junction on the Irhirhi Road to Amagba and environs and from Amagba Junction to Ogba River on the Ogheghe – Obagie Road (link to Sapele Road) and environs.”

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