Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared a 24-hour curfew in the state.
The declaration followed continued protests which the government says is being hijacked by hoodlums.
“Dear Lagosians,” Sanwo-Olu began in a statement on Tuesday.
“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.”