Delta State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed in the state following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, saying the curfew will now be from 8:00 pm till 6:00 am with effect from Saturday October 31.
According to the statement, the State Government expressed appreciation to Deltans for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in the state.
“As a government we are not unmindful of the stress our people are going through on account of the curfew, but it was inevitable in order to protect the life and property of Deltans.
“I must thank Deltans for protecting the interest of our common patrimony by ensuring that no further destruction of public buildings was witnessed in the state.
“As part of our avowed commitment to build a stronger Delta with our youths, let me also express the determination of the State Government to give effect to the decisions reached in the Town Hall meetings with youths in the state,” the statement said.
It would be recalled that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa had imposed a 48-hour curfew on the state on Thursday October 22 following wanton destruction of public buildings in parts of the state during the #ENDSARS protests. He would later relaxed the curfew on Saturday, October 24 from 6pm to 8am daily.