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Edo government declares 24-hour curfew in Obazagbon and Ogheghe

Edo government declares 24-hour curfew in Obazagbon and Ogheghe

A 24-hour curfew has been declared by the Edo state government in Obazagbon to Ogheghe areas of Irhirhi-Arogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road.

The curfew, which would be in effect from 12:00 AM Thursday, September 29, 2022, to 12:00 AM Friday, September 30, 20,22, would allow for security exercises to be conducted by the government in the affected regions…….Continue Reading

Osarodion Ogie (Secretary to the State Government) made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, September 28, 2008.

Residents in the affected areas are advised to stay indoors during the curfew. The statement read;

“This is to notify the general public that the Edo State Government has declared a curfew in the Obazagbon to Ogheghe axis of the Irhirhi-Arogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road for 24 hours, starting from 12:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2022, to 12:00 am Friday, September 30, 2022.

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“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.”

It added that 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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“Anyone found loitering in the area during the curfew will be arrested. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

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