- Governor Babajide has given a swift reaction to the violence threatening to engulf Lagos in the name of EndSARS protest
- The Lagos governor has extended the curfew by three days to contain the situation
- In his live broadcast on Wednesday, October 21, Sanwo-Olu also denied claims that there were casualties in the multiple shooting in Lekki
To contain the widespread violence trailing the EndSARS protest in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended the curfew by 72 hours.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made this announcement in a live broadcast on Wednesday, October 21, Premium Times reports.
The governor also debunked claims that there were recorded casualties from the rampant gunshots in the Lekki area of the state.
“Three of the injured protesters have been discharged, while some are in the hospital. There is no record of any fatalities.”
Meanwhile, the presidency seemed to have taken another vital and positive step in the right direction.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 20, had a closed-door meeting with key personalities in the leadership of Nigeria's security hierarchy.
The president had an all-important meeting with the minister of defence, Bashir Magashi, at the State House in Abuja.
Before this, the Civil Situation Room called for an immediate suspension of the #EndSARS protests across the country over human rights abuses against citizens.
The situation room, consisting of over 100 human rights groups said the protests have taken a violent twist in recent days and its outcome is an infringement on the rights of other citizens.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, the coordinator of the CSR, Kabir Matazu, said protesters were involved in abuses which were depriving other citizens of living their normal lives.
Matazu said in the last couple of days, the #EndSARS protest has become fierce with its activities leading to death and destruction of property across major cities of the country - Abuja, Lagos and Benin.
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