#EndSARS Violent Protests: Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos

The Lagos State Government has imposed a 24 hour curfew in Lagos with effect from 4 pm, Tuesday, till further notice.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who announced this in a statement, however, exempted essential workers and security agencies from the curfew.

According to the statement by the governor, “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, October 20, 2020.

“Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets. ”
The action of the governor follows the the violence which was gradually taking over a protest which started out as a rather peaceful demand for an.end.to the high-handedness and brazen brutality of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.