The Lagos State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4pm today, 20th October, 2020 as what appeared to have been a peaceful protest was hijacked by hoodlums in the State.
Executive Governor, Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared this Tuesday in his official Twitter handle.
Sanwo-Olu while declaring the curfew said, what started as a peaceful protest, with the support of the government has turned violent, consequently, he would not allow anarchy in the state.
“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,” he said.
Recall, the hoodlums earlier today allegedly burnt three police stations in Lagos. They are: Pako Police Station in Amukoko, Layeni Police Station in Ajegunle and Orile Police Station respectively.
Meanwhile, as a way of addressing the demands of the #EndSARS Protesters, the Lagos State was reported to have set up an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution which will receive and investigate complaints of police brutality in Lagos.
“As we move to end police brutality, by virtue of Section 5 of Tribunals of Inquiry Law, Laws of Lagos State, 2015, I inaugurated an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution which will receive and investigate complaints of police brutality in Lagos,” the governor was quoted to have said.