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EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu declares 24-hour curfew in Lagos

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.”

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