Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday declared a 24 hour curfew on all parts of the state beginning from 4.00 pm.
The curfew is coming aftet a clash between the police and protesters at Orile-Iganmu in the early hours of the day, leading to the police shooting to death two protesters, and in retaliation, they(protesters) burning down the police station.
The governor’s letter reads:
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