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Okowa Orders Closure Of Schools, Imposes Curfew In Delta



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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew in Delta State as part of efforts to curb the violence which broke out on Wednesday in Asaba, the state capital.

Naija News gathered hoodlums had on Wednesday, vandalized some properties in the state including the newly reconstructed Koka Junction Recreation Centre in Asaba.

This prompted the Governor on Thursday in a live broadcast to the people of the state, to order the closure of all primary and secondary schools (both private and public) for the next two weeks.

The curfew imposed by the Governor commences by 6 pm on Thursday and is for 48 hours.

“This SARS occasion threatens to plunge the State into chaos and anarchy. It is a clear and present danger that we must stop from happening.

“In the meantime, I have ordered the closure of all public and private primary and secondary schools in the State until Monday, November 2nd 2020.

“Because of the incident that took place last night, I hereby impose a 48-hour curfew starting 6 pm today October 22 2020.

“It, therefore, means that everybody is expected to sit at home, exempting those on very essential service in the next 48 hours starting 6 pm today.

“Thereafter, we will review the situation and know what next steps to take,” Okowa said.

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