Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered the closure of all private and public schools in the state following widespread violence that has marred the ongoing #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
He said the order was effective Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The governor made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday.
States like Ekiti, Lagos, amongst others had also shut down all schools in view of the continued violence
Makinde in a statement on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, enjoined the protesting youths to be civil in their approach to seek the reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
He was quoted as saying, “I address you at this time to talk about some of the issues that have been thrown up by the EndSARS protests in Oyo State. I have always said that peaceful protests are an important part of our democratic process, and that no one should be harassed or brutalised for protesting.
“For this reason, we deployed members of ‘Operation Burst’ to protect protesters. And we are happy to report that there have been no cases of disruptions of protest grounds in Oyo State since they started work.
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