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#EndSARS: Seyi Makinde Orders closure of Schools,Deploys Operation Burst to Hotspots

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has directed that all schools in Ibadan be closed from tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 for the rest of this week in view of the ENDSARS protest rocking the country.

Governor Makinde in a state broadcast noted that the situation would be reviewed on Friday, October 23rd, 2020, for further directives. 

The governor who acknowledged that thugs and hoodlums have taken advantage of the ongoing protests to perpetrate uncivil acts and harass innocent citizens said he has directed deployment of the members of Operation Burst to various hotspots in Ibadan to arrest the situation and restore normalcy. 

Governor Makinde added that the operatives of the Operation Burst would continue to protect genuine protesters and their right to protest as well as prevent hoodlums from hijacking peaceful protests in Oyo state.

He maintained that his administration remain committed to the process of meeting the demands of these protesters with the claim that the Director of Public Prosecution, Ministry of Justice, Oyo State, has withdrawn cases against End SARS protesters, and those in custody have been released.

Iyabo Adebisi

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