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Gov Sanwo-Olu eases curfew in Lagos

ADEZE OJUKWU

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has eased the 24-hour curfew, imposed on the state, following Tuesday’s shootings in Lekki area of the state.

The governor, while briefing the press, today said residents were free to go about their normal businesses from tomorrow, Saturday from 8am to 6pm.

The governor who spoke after assessing the security situation in the state expressed sadness about the monumental damage to public buildings and historical monuments.

He appealed for restraint over the crises, saying his administration was responding to the demands of the youths. According to him the hospital bills of the injured will be paid by the government.

He said ‘the state and residents need to heal and get back to normalcy,’ warning that as ‘the 15th governor of the state, I would not allow the city to be destroyed.’
He said the government would after the weekend appraise the security situation before taking further decisions.

The governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew, when hoodlums hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protest by the youths.
Several public and private properties were torched during the fracas, including police stations and commercial buildings.

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