Following the hijacking of the EndSARS protests in some part of Lagos State, the state governmenet has taken a drastic step to quell the protest and perhaps to address the cries of the youth of Nigeria.
What was the step taken?
As was done in Edo state of Nigeria, the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu has sent out circulars reading that there will be 24hours curfew in Lagos state today, 20th of October 2020.
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