•Says Decision Necessary To Restore Order
has appealed to #ENDSARSNOW protesters and residents to obey the order imposing 24-hour curfew in the State, saying it was a difficult but necessary decision to restore order.
The Governor, in a statement, said the video of hoodlums burning down a police station and attacking policeman, among other violence was heartbreaking, and that there was urgent need to bring the situation under control.
“Watching these videos is a major heartbreak for me personally and as Governor, I cannot watch as arsonists, hoodlums and anarchists continue to hide under the #EndSars protest to unleash mayhem on the State and wantonly disrupt citizens lives and property.
“Imposing this curfew was difficult, especially as we have just returned from a COVID19 required lockdown. This curfew will allow security officials to immediately restore order to the state, arrest thugs and miscreants that have disrupted the peace.
“Peaceful protesters and residents of Lagos should obey the curfew and stay in their homes to allow our security forces take immediate action to de-escalate all the issues of violence occurring at this time,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Findings by Lagos Monitoring Team revealed that protesters are still on the streets, especially in Alausa, Lekki, among other areas despite the 24-hour curfew announced by the Governor and scheduled to start by 4pm today.