Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, has relaxed the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the state on Monday to quell violence following the apparent hijack of the #EndSARS protest.
The curfew is now to commence from 4pm to 6am daily, starting from Friday and will be reviewed after 72 hours.
This was announced in a statement issued by Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, on Thursday.
According to the statement, the Obaseki-led administration remains committed to the security of lives and property of residents of the state.
The state government urged the Edo people to go about their normal businesses and return home before the kick-off of the curfew.
There have been reports of widespread arson and violence in the past few days as rampaging hoodlums looted, razed and destroyed public and private assets around the country, especially in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, amongst others.
The hoodlums also attacked two prisons in Edo this week, with over 1,000 inmates reportedly freed.
Some state governments, including Edo State, have since imposed a 24-hour curfew in the wake of the unrest.