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Lagos Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew As Hoodlums Set Orile-Iganmu Police Station On Fire

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A suspected hoodlums have burnt down the police station located at Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The police station services both Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda.

According to report, the incident occurred around 09.45 am.

The #ENDSARS protesters has insist they have nothing to do with the incident noting that there was no #EndSARS protest in Orile area of Lagos State on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State government has declared a 24-hour curfew across the state.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

The governor said the decision to declare the curfew following the violence which has broken out in some parts of the state following activities of criminals hiding under the guise of #EndSARS protesters.

He wrote, “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.

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“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.”

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