THE Edo State Government, on Wednesday, declared a 24-hour curfew in the Obazagbon to Ogheghe areas of the Irhirhi-Arogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road.
The curfew will start from 12:00am Thursday, September 29, 2022 to 12:00am Friday, September 30, 2022.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the curfew is to make way for a security exercise to be carried out by the government in the affected areas.
Residents in the affected areas are advised to stay indoors during the curfew, the statement said.
The statement partly read, “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.”
It added that the affected areas are from 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.
Ogie advised motorists and pedestrians to use alternative routes, adding that, “anyone found loitering in the area during the curfew will be arrested. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”
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