Gunshots in Lekki, looting of shops at Iju; bloody night looms in Lagos
More violence has continued to trail the #EndSARS protest in Lagos as gunshots are booming in Lekki toll gate, one of the active centres of the #EndSARS protests.
In Fagba, Iju area of the state, some hoodlums were seen breaking into shops and looting . Neighbours and passersby captured the looting on video which showed some of the hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons.
A phone shop was broken into and some of the crooks were seen hauling phones out of the shop
The Lagos State Government had on Tuesday imposed a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the state from 4pm Tuesday, as the peaceful #EndSARS protest turned violent.
The Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said during a media briefing at Lagos House, Marina, that nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.
“Dear Lagosians, I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society.
“Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem on our State.
“As a government that is alive to its responsibility and has shown a commitment to the movement #ENDSARS, we will not watch and allow anarchy in our dear state.
“I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4pm today, 20th October,2020.
“Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets,´´ Sanwo-Olu said.