Lagos declares 24-hour curfew, as police station torched
Lagos State Government has declared 24-hour curfew as two people are feared dead in the recent escalation of protests paralyzing the state.
Suspected thugs have attacked and set ablaze the Orile-Iganmu Police Station along Apapa Road, Lagos.
The incident is believed to be a reprisal attack following alleged shooting of a female protester boy by police in Orile area.
The hoodlums, it was also gathered, have vowed to raze down all the police stations in the state in protest for the killing of the female protester.
The station is currently on fire, causing mayhem in Orile Iganmu as seen in a viral video.
Declaring the curfew, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the measure had become necessary following the degeneration of the situation in the state.
Through his Twitter handle @jidesanwoolu, the governor 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.”
Protesters have taken to social media alleging infiltration of their peaceful protest by hoodlums who are responsible for this violence seen in the protest