NIGERIA AT 60:OGUN STATE TO CELEBRATE LOW KEY, DECLARE CURFEW
The Ogun State Government has said it would celebrate Nigeria's 60th Independence Anniversary on a low-key, even as it declares a curfew to curb against violence in the state.
Mindful that the Nation's 60th Independence Anniversary might be hijacked, the Ogun State Government has imposed a two day curfew from 10 pm to 6 am effective September 30.
Commercial motorcycles (popularly called Okada) and commercial buses will not operate on all major roads in Ogun State from 10:00pm, Wednesday, September 30, all through to 06:00am on Friday, October 2, the Ogun State Government said in a statement.
Many Nigerians do not see the need to celebrate Nigeria's 60th Independence Day celebration due to high unemployment rates, insecurity, insurgency, petrol and electricity tariff hike, and many more and different groups have called for protests on October 1.
Odua Republic Agitators say it would be leading a protest demanding that the Yoruba nation secede from Nigeria while the Independent People of Biafra IPOB have said it would be holding a Sit-At-Home protest in solidarity with the Odua People.
Omoyele Sowore, a former Presidential Candidate has also called for a #RevolutionNow protest on Oct 1.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police in a statement released on Wednesday said it has "activated all its operational units, including tactical squads across the state to deal with trouble makers in a decisive manner."