#EndSARS: Lagos imposes 24-hour curfew

The Lagos State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state.

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the state governor, who announced this on Twitter said the curfew begins at 4pm today.

Mr Sanwo-Olu said the imposition became necessary given the rate at which peaceful demonstrations turned violent. TODAY POLITICS had earlier reported how a police station in Orile area of the state was set ablaze after the killing of two protesters.

“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,” the Lagos helmsman said.

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“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,” Sanwo-Olu added.

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