BREAKING: Lagos Govt declares 24-hour curfew over cases of violence


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has approved the imposition of a 24-hour curfew across the state effective 4pm on Tuesday (today).

In a statement via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, the governor said the decision to declare the curfew is to restore law and order to the state.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that violence has broken out in some parts of the state following activities of criminals hiding under the guise of #EndSARS protesters. The governor, however, said his government will protect the lives and properties of every resident of the state.

“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 4:00 pm today, 20th October 2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders, must be found on the streets,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Recall that hoodlums on Tuesday morning burn down a Police station in the Orile Igamu area of the state, leaving two persons dead and others injured.

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