Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Tuesday declared 24 hours curfew in Lagos state following the violent trend of #EndSARS protests in most parts of the state.
This is as hoodlums attacked and robbed passers-by and motorists in Ketu Alapere, Mile 12 and Ojota, Orile- Iganmu, Oshodi, Isheri-Idimu.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made this known on Tuesday, through his social media handle.
Sanwo-Olu said the peaceful protest has slid into a monster that is threatening social lives of Lagosians, lamenting that criminal elements are hiding behind the peaceful protest to unleash terror on 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,” he said.
“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.”
Thugs were said to be attacking people and destroying cars, according to information.
Recall that Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki imposed a 24-hour curfew Monday as hoodlums broke into two Correctional Centres and freed detainees.
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