Governor Sanwo-Olu lifts curfew imposed on Lagos over violence

Governor Sanwo-Olu lifts curfew imposed on Lagos over violence

- The curfew imposed by the Lagos state government to stop rampaging hoodlums has been lifted

- The government announced on Saturday, October 31 that Governor Sanwo-Olu lifted the curfew following return to normalcy

- Lagosians are urged to return to their normal lives and help security agencies keep the peace in the state

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The government of Lagos has lifted the curfew imposed on the state following violence by hoodlums who hijacked a peaceful protest against police brutality.

The state government announced the lifting of the curfew late on Saturday, October 31.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's aide, Gboyega Akosile, first tweeted the development on Saturday before the state government confirmed it on its official Twitter handle.

Governor Sanwo-Olu lifts curfew imposed on Lagos over violence
Governor Sanwo-Olu recently visited some of the facilities and properties destroyed by hoodlums that hijacked peaceful EndSARS protest in Lagos state. Photo Credit: @followlasg
Source: Twitter

The state government, however, noted that the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the federal government as part of COVID-19 restrictions remained in force.

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Lagos residents were urged to return to their normal daily activities but help the security agencies to continue to maintain the peace.

Governor Sanwo-Olu is grateful to the security agencies for restoring peace and he also commended Lagosians for adhering to rules of the curfew and ensuring the return to normalcy.

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The statement ended by urging citizens not to encourage whatever might cause breakdown of law and order again in the state.

Sanwo-Olu had imposed an initial 24-hour curfew on the state as suspected hoodlums unleashed 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 and destruction of Apapa-Igamu police station.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported earlier that the Lagos state government ordered all civil servants in the state to return to work immediately after spending around 7 months at home.

In a statement released on Sunday, November 1, the government said workers from Grade Level 1 - 12, who had been earlier left out of resumption, should now return to work.

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