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Ogun: Govt imposes curfew, restricts movement of vehicles, motorcycles

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Ogun State government has imposed curfew in the state from 10.00 pm of September 30, to 6.00 a.m., October 1, 2020.

Also, the government ordered that commercial vehicles and motorcycles are restricted from plying major roads in the state.

The measures are taken to ensure security.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by the spokesman of the police command in Ogun State, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

He said the police command was also ready to prevent any form of crime in the society, particularly ahead of the 60th independence anniversary.

The statement issued to that effect reads:

This year Independence Day anniversary in Ogun State coming up tomorrow, 1st of October 2020 will be celebrated on a low key note according to a statement released by the state government.

Mindful of the likelihood of some elements seizing the opportunity to foment trouble, the State government has among other measures directed that commercial vehicles and motorcycles be restricted from plying major roads in the State. A curfew has also been imposed from 10:00pm to 6:00am starting from today 30th of September 2020.

In view of this, the Ogun State police Command has activated all its operational units including tactical squads across the state to deal with trouble makers in the most decisive manner. The command will be synergizing with other security agencies in this regard.

The Command is therefore by this release appealing to members of the public to adhere strictly to the directives of the state government as violators will be made to feel the weight of the law.

The Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward Awolowo Ajogun, while felicitating with good people of Ogun State on the Diamond Jubilee of the Nation advises them to be wary of criminal and disgruntled elements who may be bent on fomenting trouble before, during and after independence day celebration and quickly inform security agencies of any strange movement or gathering within their areas.

He also appeals to parents to warn their wards not to be part of any activity capable of undermining the peace and tranquility presently being enjoyed by the good people of the State as such will be viewed with all seriousness.