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Finally, Lagos lifts curfew

By Amidu Arije

The Lagos State government has announced the lifting of curfew imposed to curb violence that broke out during the #ENDSARS protest after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

The hoodlums have used the protest to unleash terror in the state through wanton destruction of police stations, public places and killings.

The state government announced the lifting of curfew in a statement by the state commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso on Saturday.

According to the statement, the federal government imposed curfew from 12 am to 4 am to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country still remain effective.

The statement reads, “The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19 remains.

“The Governor urges the citizenry not to do or encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in harmony as we get set to rebuild our dear State and strengthen the unity that we are known for.”

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanks security agencies for their efforts in restoring peace to our troubled communities. He commends Lagosians for observing the curfew and ensuring the return of normalcy.

Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-operate with them to maintain the status of our state as one of the most peaceful.

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