Edo Government Announces 24-hour Curfew In Obazagbon And Ogheghe
The Edo state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the Obazagbon and Ogheghe communities along the Irhirhi-Arogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road.
The curfew would be in effect from 12:00 a.m. on September 29, 2022, until 12:00 a.m. on September 30, 2022, to allow the government to conduct a security exercise in the affected areas.
The announcement was announced in a statement issued on September 28 by Osarodion Ogie, Secretary to the State Government.
During the curfew, residents in the impacted areas are expected to stay indoors. The statement said;
“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 12:00am Thursday, September 29, 2022 to 12:00am Friday, September 30, 2022.
“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.”
The affected areas, are the following: 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.
“Anyone found loitering in the area during the curfew will be arrested. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”