The Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu declares 24hours curfew in the state starting from 4pm today, 20 October, 2020.
In a statement issued from the office of the executive governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state has been plunged into violence in the last few days owing to the continued street demonstration by the #ENDSARS campaigners.
Sanwo-Olu declares 24hours curfew in Lagos State as the #ENDSARS street demonstration against police brutality is being neutralized by rising act of violence.
We earlier reported that in the morning of today, suspected hoodlums attacked and set ablaze the Orile police station in Orile Iganmu of Lagos State, and in the process killing three people.
The governor admitted that the event has been sadly hijacked by hoodlums who have utilised the opportunity to create chaos and destroy properties, hence the need to restore sanity back into the streets of the commercial hub.
The statement reads:
I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society. Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem on our state. As a government that is alive to its responsibility and has shown a commitment to the movement #ENDSARS, we will not watch and allow anarchy in our dear state.
I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4pm today, 20th October,2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.
As Sanwo-Olu declares 24hours curfew in Lagos, we reported today that former governor and current National Leaderof the ruling APC party, Bola Tinubu in a lengthy Twitter thread called on protesters to half the street demonstration since they government were already taking action toward their demand. Tinubu noted that the government wouldn’t hold back on taking actions against any chaos that may disrupt peace in the country.