Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in all parts of the state.
The governor made the pronouncement on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen in Marina, on the latest developments as it concerns the #EndSARS protests currently being observed in the state and across the nation.
He stated that the situation had become worrisome for the government, as the protests had assumed a violent dimension, with lives lost and property damaged.
Sanwo-Olu added that, as a responsible government saddled with the responsibility of safeguarding lives and property, it would be irresponsible to fold its arms at this time, without taking any responsible action.
He said: “Dear Lagosians, 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.”