Lagos relaxes curfew from 10pm to 6am

Lagos relaxes curfew from 10pm to 6am

- Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed the curfew in Lagos

- The governor announced the decision on Friday in a statement by information commissioner Gbenga Omotoso

- Sanwo-Olu praised Lagosians and admonished them to shun actions capable of jeopardising the state's peace

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Lagos government has announced the extension of the relaxation of curfew as normalcy is gradually finding its way back after weeks of unrest characterised by violence, looting and destruction.

This development was announced on Friday, October 30, by Gbenga Omotosho, the state commissioner for information and strategy in a tweet.

It would be recalled that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state as suspected hoodlums continued to unleash mayhem under the guise of EndSARS protest.

Lagos relaxes curfew from 10pm to 6am
Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed the Lagos curfew from 10pm to 6am. Credit: Jide Sanwo-Olu (Twitter).
Source: Twitter

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 and destruction of Apapa-Igamu police station.

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Announcing the curfew, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who noted that the protest was already hijacked, declared that the government would not watch and allow anarchy in Lagos.

The governor had, speaking during a press conference on Friday, October 23, announced the first easing of the curfew, saying the decision was made after close consultation with "various levels of security" stakeholders in the state despite "pocket of insecurity."

In a subsequent development, Omotosho said "the curfew will now be from 10pm till 6am. "

He further said:

"Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities. He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity."

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Meanwhile, with Lekki shooting still gaining momentum amid floodgates of reactions globally, Governor Sanwo-Olu has lifted the lids on the alleged removal of the CCTV camera prior to the toll gate incident.

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Speaking on Arise TV on Thursday, October 22, the Lagos state governor stated that "nobody ordered" the removal of the camera and turning off the light contrary to the circulation on the social media.

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