#EndSARS: why Governor Sanwo-Olu imposed 24-hour curfew in Lagos

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#EndSARS: why Governor Sanwo-Olu imposed 24-hour curfew in Lagos

Governor Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos state beginning from 4pm today October 20.

He disclosed this on his social media handle.

”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. 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”

This comes after several attacks on citizens and security agents by hoodlums since yesterday October 19.

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