Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared a 24-hour curfew in the State following violence rocking the weeklong #EndSARS protest.
The curfew would take effect from 4 pm, October 20, in the State.
According to the statement issued by the Governor:
‘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 pm today, 20th October 2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders, must be found on the streets.’