- Schools in Osun state have been deserted as a result of the continued EndSARS protest
- Police stations are also under lock and key as officers are scared of an attack
- Meanwhile, police officers have been asked not to wear their uniforms
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Following the escalation of violence in the ongoing protest against police brutality, parents in Osun state have stopped their children from going to school.
Also, police stations were deserted and policemen apprehensive over fears of attack by hoodlums.
Consequently, policemen have been asked not to wear their uniforms until further notice, Daily Trust reports.
There was no military deployment and no one prevented the protesters as police and other security agencies stayed away from protesters.
Also, commercial activities in the state have been paralysed as market and shop owners closed their shops over the fear of attack.
Meanwhile, residents of the state have been warned to avoid buying phones stolen from Osun Mall after it was vandalised.
The warning was issued by police public relations office for Osun state police command, Yemisi Opalola.
“Don’t buy any phone from anyone from Osogbo except a verified store either new iPhone Or UK used and Android devices.
“Some hoodlums entered Osun mall and carted phones away from three different stores.
“Don’t be unfortunate. Warm your relatives and loved ones too.”
In a related development, 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.
In another report, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos 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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