Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.
In a broadcast by the governor, Abdulrazaq said “lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.
“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2 and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.”
The Governor urged the people to stay indoors in compliance with the curfew. “This will be reviewed as we watch developments. Our observation is that what happened on Friday is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest”, he added.
Abdulrazaq ordered security agents to enforce the curfew from midnight and restore normalcy in the state.
Many public facilities including the Ilorin Airport Cargo Terminal, Agro Mall, Customs office and ShopRite Mall in Ilorin were on Friday vandalized while Palliatives including Rice, Yam Flour, Indomine and other food items and electronics as well as phones and building materials were looted.