The Lagos State Government has declared 24-hr Curfew and restricted movement to only essential services amid #EndSars protest.
The announcement was made few hours ago via series of tweets personally viewed by @iykeman
There have been cases of violence in the state while the protests against police brutality persisted.
There is now a growing view that hoodlums are exploiting the situation to carryout looting and unleash mayhem on the law abinding citizens.
It was alleged that on Monday, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the state police command were attacked and some vehicles burnt.
And on Tuesday, a police station at Orile-Iganmu was set ablaze and several equipment was suspected to be carted away. Iykeman had earlier reported how group of hackers termed anonymous are threatening to shutdown all financial institutions in the country in solidarity for #EndSars Protest .
As a result of this ugly incidence, the governor, in his verified Twitter handle, said the curfew takes effect from 4pm on Tuesday and limited all movement to only essential services.
“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,” the tweet read in part.
“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.” he concluded.
The #EndSars protest has been raging for some weeks now. We are yet to see the end of this however we hope the protesters and the government would reach a compromise soonest.
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