More states have announced 24hours curfew following the escalation of violence in the ongoing nationwide protest against police brutality and bad governance. On Tuesday, Lagos emulated Edo by declearing a 24 hours curfew, while It state announced closure of schools. Edo state had on Monday declared curfew as a way of curbing the spread of violence. Hoodlums have under the cover of the ongoing protest unleash terror on innocent people including the protesters.
Governor Sanwo-Olu announced the curfew via his social media handle.
Sanwo-Olu said the peaceful protest has slid into a monster that is threatening social lives of Lagosians. The governor lamented that criminal elements are hiding behind the peaceful protest to unleash terror on 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.” Sanwo-Olu said.
“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.” He said.
“I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4 pm today, 20th October 2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders, must be found on the streets.”
Recall that NEWSPECNG had reported in the last 24 hours how suspected hoodlums have infiltrated the peaceful protest in Lagos, setting police station ablaze and other criminal activities reportedly carried out.
The Ondo State Government has ordered the total shutdown of schools in the state definitely.
This order came as a result of the peaceful protests which eventually turned violent in the state.
The Ekiti State Government has also ordered the immediate closure of all private and public schools following continued #EndSARS protests across the state.
The decision to close schools was a proactive step to safeguard the lives of pupils and other staff in the schools.
However, the school activities would resume on October 26, 2020.