Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu have declared a statewide curfew of 24 hours due to the ongoing violence happening during the EndSars protest in the state.
Just like other states in the country, Lagos State which is regarded as most populated
state in the country have been experiencing numerous protest from
political zones in the state as youths continue to fight for right.
The famous Lekki Toll Gate have been blocked by youths for the past few days as
they vent out their frustration over the consistent police brutality happening
around the country.
Protest in the state have however been marred by some sad story of protesters
being attacked by some set of hoodlums whose aim is to disrupt
the peaceful protest.
In order to curb further attacks on protesters whom have pledged their
allegiance towards achieving a goal that is a better Nigeria, Sanwo-Olu stated
that movement have been restricted in the state starting from 4pm.
The Governor noted that the move was meant to protect the protesters whose
main aim have been jeopardise by the hoodlums.
He urged resident of the state to heed to the new directives as offenders will be brought to book.
See his message to Lagosians below:
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.
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) October 20, 2020