Breaking: Lagos state imposes 24 hour curfew from 4pm today

As the #endSARS protests degenerate into violence across the nation and parts of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a 24-hour curfew, effective 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Announcing the curfew, Gov Sanwo-Olu said no one, except essential service providers and first responders, must be found on the streets by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

There have been unrests in different parts of the metropolis including Ikorodu, Ketu and Orile-Iganmu.

Earlier on Tuesday, a mob set the Orile Iganmu Police Station on fire.

Witnesses said the incident had nothing to do with the protests. Locals said the attack happened after police officers shot two people in the neighbourhood, leaving one dead.

Full Statement:

Dear Lagosians,

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.

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Governor, Lagos State

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Written by Andrew Odoe
Serial Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, Social Activist and Writer.
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