#EndSARS: Lagos State Government Declares 24 Hour Curfew

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo -Olu, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective 4 pm Tuesday (today).
The governor made this known in a statement while lamenting that the protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings had morphed into violence.
He said, “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.”
The #EndSARS protests rocking the country have continued for almost two weeks with youths calling for a lasting reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
All entreaties by politicians and business leaders for the youths to leave the streets failed as they block major highways, thereby, causing gridlock and affecting economic activities.
Suspected hoodlums had also hijacked the #EndSARS campaign in some cities, wreaked havoc on citizens and vandalised public assets in Lagos, Benin, Abuja, amongst other major cities.

Comments

Trending

10 ways people kill their cars

14-yr-old Ese Oruru regains freedom

2016 Budget: Senate meets NLC, TUC, other CSOs Wednesday

Five Persons Killed And Houses Burnt As Traders And Okada Riders Clash in Dei-Dei Abuja

Abuja Based Lawyer Calls For Prosecution Of Persons Involved In Jungle Justice Against Late Deborah In Sokoto

Ikeoha Campaign Organisation Issues Update On It's Lawsuit On Legality Of Three Man Delegates In Enugu

Primaries: Ekweremadu Warns PDP Against A Repeat of Zamfara Scenario

UNIBEN Officials Disown Claims of Cure for HIV