- Soldiers have been reportedly deployed to Kuje and Abuja as the #EndSARS protests allegedly turn violent
- The soldiers were reportedly sighted at police divisional headquarters in Kuje where they received a briefing
- Earlier, defence minister Bashir Magashi had warned Nigerian youths not to breach the nation's security as they engage in the protests
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Soldiers have been deployed to maintain law and order in Kuje, Abuja, according to a report filed by The Nation.
The newspaper noted that apart from security checkpoints mounted by the soldiers, they also assembled on Tuesday morning, October 20, at the police divisional headquarters in Kuje where a top military officer was briefing them.
The sold were also seen stationed at strategic places.
Legit.ng notes that this is happening amid the #EndSARS protests which have started turning violent as suspected hoodlums allegedly infiltrated the peaceful protesters.
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The minister of defence, Bashir Magashi, had earlier warned Nigerian youths not to breach the nation's security in the prolonged EndSARS protest despite making their agitations clearly known to the federal government.
Magashi made the call to the youths in a statement released by the ministry's spokesman, Mohammad Abdulkadri.
The minister gave the warning when the national coordinator of Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), Danladi Pasali, led a delegation to the ministry in Abuja recently.
In another related report, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state as suspected hoodlums continue to unleash mayhem under the guise of EndSARS protest.
The decision was announced on Tuesday, October 20, in a series of tweets by the Lagos state governor following repeated attacks by thugs which led to the burning of Apapa-Igamu police station.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who noted that the protest has been hijacked, said the government will not watch and allow anarchy in Lago state.
He declared that the curfew will take effect by 4pm on Tuesday, adding that only essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.
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