Nigeria: Kwara Govt Lifts Curfew in Ilorin Metropolis

12 November 2020

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has lifted the curfew imposed on the state capital, Ilorin, effective from Thursday.

This is contained in a statement in Ilorin by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.

The governor, however said, residents may see increased joint patrols by security agencies within the metropolis and across the state.

"It is to strengthen the gains of the past weeks and keep criminal elements at bay. Citizens are to go about their lawful business without any fear.

"The government, sincerely, commends citizens and all critical stakeholders, especially the security agencies, for their support for the measures taken to strengthen security in the wake of some recent developments," it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that following attacks on government warehouses in Ilorin metropolis, Abdulrazaq on Oct. 23, imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ilorin.

The state government said that suspected hoodlums masquerading as #EndSARS protesters had earlier in the day broken into the Ilorin Cargo Terminal and carted away CACOVID palliatives materials. (NAN)

Vanguard News Nigeria

More From: Vanguard

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

X