Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday announced a 24-hour curfiew in the state following 11 days of the ##EndSARS protest.
Lagos and Abuja have been epicentre of the protests, with Sanwo-Olu appealing to protesters to dialogue with government having setup a panel of inquiry on cases of extrajudicial actions taken by the now disbanded unit.
Lagos follows Edo State which on Monday announced a 24-hour curfiew which has been extended on Tuesday.
The Lagos governor said in the statement announcing the curfiew that he had no option but to take drastic action as lives have been lost owing to the protests.
Read the full statement bellow:
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