October 20, 2020

Lagos curfew: Protesters Replied Gov. Sanwo-Olu #Endsars


The heads of the #EndSARS nonconformists along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have said they will lift the blockage along the expressway for vehicles to have the option to move into Lagos by 2pm (today). 


This followed the declaration by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to force a 24-hour time limitation on the state effective 4 pm.

 

One of the protesters, who spoke to our correspondent said, 


“We will leave the road by 2 pm so that the vehicles can move because of the curfew that has just been announced by Lagos.


“We need to let the vehicles move into Lagos.”


Long lines of vehicles that were stuck in the stop traffic were still observed out and about as they were as yet unfit to move. 


No vehicle was seen moving into the Expressway path from Lagos, demonstrating that the vast majority of the vehicles coming into Ogun State couldn't pass. 


Be that as it may, the protesters in their enormous number were all the while possessing the streets and proceeding with their exercises.


Sanwo-Olu said in a statement, 


“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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