Osun State Government on Tuesday debunked the rumour of curfew in Ile-Ife and urged residents to go about their lawful businesses without hindrance.
The Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, in a statement made available to Daily Trust by the Commissioner for Information, Mrs Funke Egbemode, said there was no curfew of any nature in any part of the state.
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The statement was against the backdrop of a purported announcement of curfew in Ile-Ife credited to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi.
Oyebamiji said the governor, who is the Chief Security Officer of the State, had not declared any curfew in any part of the state.
The statement said, “The government is assuring citizens that Osun remains safe regardless of the activities of a few criminal elements.
“This government has never and will not fold its hands while a few criminal elements decide to violate the rights of other citizens.
“Those found culpable of disrupting the peace of Osun will face the full weight of the law if apprehended. Anyone who has found delight in being a trouble maker has the option of relocating elsewhere if they cannot do without fomenting trouble.
“Citizens are advised to cooperate with the government and security agencies by raising the alarm about suspicious movements within and around their communities.
“Citizens are also advised that, while going about their legal activities, to avoid night crawling and moving about at odd hours of the day.
“The Oyetola-led government of Osun remains committed to the security of lives and properties from actual and potential threats.
“More so, it is mindful of the sensitivity of the season the state is approaching and is taking necessary strategic actions to guarantee that the enviable peace profile of the state is sustained,” the statement read.