A day after suspending the curfew imposed on Osun, Governor Gboyega Oyetola has again announced a 24-hour curfew.
In a statewide broadcast on Saturday, Oyetola noted that citizens of the state had abused the suspension of the earlier curfew.
The Next Edition reports that shortly after the suspension was lifted on Friday, hoodlums attacked and looted a warehouse where palliatives had been stored.
The looting of public and private properties has since continued in the state.
Addressing the state, the governor said: “Government notes with huge disappointment, the abuse of the suspension, a day ago, of the 24-hour curfew earlier declared in the State to forestall the breakdown of law and order and protect the lives and property of citizens and residents.
“It is unfortunate that hoodlums and criminals have taken advantage of government’s action to wantonly loot government and private property, including private business premises and homes in several parts of the State this morning. This is unacceptable and it stands condemned.
“After an Emergency Security Meeting this afternoon, where the whole situation was reviewed and assessed, we came to the inevitable conclusion to declare a curfew. Consequently, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew across the whole State with immediate effect.
“This inevitable conclusion was reached to avert the continuation of this irresponsible act, especially now that the genuine protesters have suspended their protest earlier today.
“My fellow citizens, the declaration of a 24-hour curfew, which will be indefinite until further notice, is to prevent the current state of anarchy from degenerating into large-scale breakdown of law and order.”