Curfew: Lagos police ban protests, deploy operatives for enforcement

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Few hours after the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, declared a 24-hour curfew on Lagos, the state Police command has warned the general public that as from 4pm, no protest or gathering or prossession, under whatever guise, is permitted within the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this, said all security agencies, including the police had deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state.

He said the command “regrets to confirm the setting ablaze of Orile Police Station today at about 10am, where some policemen were critically injured and unconfirmed reports state that one of them is dead.”

In tandem with the governor’s reason for invoking the curfew, Adejobi reiterated that it was clear that the #ENDSARS protest had been hijacked by hoodlums who wanted to run down the state.

He said, “The police command will resist such state of anarchy, unrest and brouhaha with all powers within the ambit of the law.

“While the command is resolute in sustenance of human rights and democratic tenets, the general public is hereby warned to comply with the curfew and desist from any act of violence in the state as the command will resist such in totality.”

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