Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew beginning from 4pm today, Tuesday 20th, 2020 October on Lagos roads.
According to a statement by the governor on micro blogging platform, Twitter, hoodlums have hijacked what started as a peaceful protest by the youths to end Police brutality under the #EndSars hashtag. He further stated that to keep the state safe the curfew became necessary and adequate.
“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,” Sanwo-Olu said.
“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,” the governor declared.
Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has also declared a curfew in his state after hoodlums masterminded a jailbreak and freed inmates.