Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state following a wave of violence occasioned by hoodlums.
Secretary to the State Government Biodun Oyebanji stated this in a release on Tuesday.
“…Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State starting from 10.00 pm tonight, Tuesday, October, 20, 2020,” the statement read.
“Only essential workers and service providers with valid means of identifications are allowed to move around during the period of the curfew.
“Any person found on the street that does not belong to this category, would be promptly arrested and prosecuted according to the laws of Ekiti State.
“We seek the understanding of the good people of Ekiti State as we continue to take deliberate steps towards ensuring that peace and normalcy return to our state.”
The governor said hoodlums capitalised on the #EndSARS protest to “rape, assault, rob and extort innocent citizens across the state” and destroy properties.
According to the statement, the governor met with protesters on October 16 and assured them the state government would immediately put measures in place to respond to all their demands.
“Government has since then constituted a Human Rights Investigation Panel to review all cases of abuse by Officers of the disbanded SARS. In addition, Government has enabled a Victims Compensation Fund to facilitate speedy remedial measures for victims of such abuse,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, Lagos State on Tuesday also declared a 24-hour curfew.