Curfew Lifted on Sagamu Following Improved Security, After Deadly Cultists Attacks
Ogun State Government has lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on Sagamu, following the last month deadly cult clashes, which left nine people dead.
The curfew imposed since last September 9, had restricted human and vehicular movement between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, on Thursday, said in a statement that the curfew was lifted, due to the improved security situation in the town.
Talabi said that normalcy has returned to the town, while security agencies continue with investigations into the remote and immediate causes of cult clashes in the area.
He said that normalcy had returned to the town while security agents continued with investigations into the remote and immediate causes of the cult clashes.
According to him, Gov. Dapo Abiodun is committed to ridding the state of all forms of violence.
He urged residents in the town to go about their daily activities without fear, as adequate security remains on ground.
Meanwhile, Ogun State House of Assembly has asked the Department of Security Service (DSS) to release one of its members, Honorable Damilare Bello, in their custody.
Damilare was picked up by DSS operatives, along with five suspected cultists, since last September 21, during a raid on his official residence in Abeokuta.
The House on Thursday, passed a resolution seeking the release of the lawmaker by the DSS, pending the conclusion of investigation on Sagamu cultist’s attacks.
The House passed the resolution, following a motion raised by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, seconded by the Minority Leader, Lukman Adeleye, supported by a voice vote by other members of the house.