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#EndSARS: Lagos Imposes 24-hour Curfew

Following days of protests against police brutality in Nigeria, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew starting 4pm Nigerian time. Only essential workers will be allowed to

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Following days of protests against police brutality in Nigeria, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew starting 4pm Nigerian time.

Only essential workers will be allowed to move.

Sanwo-Olu said: “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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