Citing the spike in violence, the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday afternoon declared a 24-hour curfew in the state, starting by 4pm today.
He made this known via his verified twitter handle @jidesanwoolu
“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.”
The governor stressed that nobody must be found on the streets except essential services providers.
“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.”