The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared a 24-hour curfew across the state as violence broke out in different parts of the state.
Making the announcement on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu said that what started as a peaceful #EndSARS protest ‘had now degenerated into a monster”.
“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 4:00pm today, 20th October 2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders, must be found on the streets,” Sanwo-Olu said.