Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, today imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective from 4pm today.
The governor made this known in a statement while lamenting that the protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings had degenerated into violence.
According to Governor Sanwoolu, it is shocking to watch a peaceful EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of the society.
He lamented that lives and property have been lost in Lagos as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of the protests to unleash mayhem on the state.
The governor said the 24-hour curfew in all parts of the State as from today, noting that only essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.
The #EndSARS protests rocking the country have continued for almost two weeks with youths calling for a lasting reform of the Nigeria Police Force.
All entreaties by politicians and business leaders for the youths to leave the streets failed as they block major highways, thereby, causing gridlock and affecting economic activities.
Suspected hoodlums had also hijacked the #EndSARS campaign in some cities, wreaked havoc on citizens and vandalised public assets in Lagos, Benin, Abuja, amongst other major cities.