Kwara State Governor , Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq , has imposed a 24 – hour curfew on the people of the state from midnight today (Saturday ).
The governor made the announcement in a statewide broadcast on Midland 99 . 1 FM.
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 23 rd , 2020 . This is in line with Sections 1 , 2 and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004 .
“ People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments .
“ Our observation is that what has happened today 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 . ”