The Lagos State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in alL parts of the state starting from 4 pm today on the 20th of October 2020.
This update comes after some hoodlum hijacked the EndSARS protest and set the police station at Orile Iganmu area of Lagos State on fire.
In a statement posted on the Lagos State Govt Facebook page, the state govt 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 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