Curfew: Lagos police ban ‘protests, all forms of gathering, procession’

The Lagos State Police command has announced a ban on all forms of gathering.

The police issued the ban after Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared a curfew in the wake of the unrest the government said was generated by EndSARS protests.

The ban and the curfew will both come into effect by 4pm today.

“No protest or gathering or procession under whatever guise is permitted within Lagos State,” state police spokesperson Olumuyiwa Adejobi said in a statement.

“In the light of the above, all security agencies have deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state.

“In the same vein, the command regrets to confirm the setting ablaze of Orile Police Station today at about 10am.

“Some of our policemen were critically injured and unconfirmed reports state that one of them is dead.

“It is crystal clear that the EndSARS protest has been hijacked by hoodlums who want to run down the state and the police command will resist such state of anarchy, unrest and brouhaha with all powers within the ambit of the law.

“While the command is resolute in sustenance of human rights and democratic tenets, the general public is hereby warned to comply with the curfew and desist from any act of violence in the state as the command will resist such in totality.”

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