The Lagos State government on Friday, October 30, announced the further relaxation of the curfew imposed on the state.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, who announced this in a statement.
Omotoso said the curfew would now run from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.
He said: “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities.
“He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity.
“The governor advises purveyors of fake news to stop causing disaffection among Lagosians, who are well known for being peace-loving and friendly.”
The Lagos government had earlier in the week adjusted the curfew period to 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from the previous 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, will on Friday, October 30, commenced a nationwide tour of all police commands in order to boost the morale of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force.
1st News disclosed that the morale of members of the force was low; following the killing of no fewer than 28 policemen by hoodlums; who hijacked the #EndSARS protests that started in the country on October 8 and lasted for two weeks.
Accordingly, the police authorities were disturbed by the high level of dejection among policemen; hence the need for the IGP to encourage them and boost their morale.
Sources disclosed that during the tour, the IGP would assess the level of damage done by the hoodlums. Among these were a number of burnt police stations and looted government and private property.
This latest development comes in the aftermath of complaints by several policemen who stated they would not resume; until the government addressed the killing of their colleagues during the #EndSARS protests.
Following the shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos on October 20; hoodlums in states such as Lagos, Edo, Abia, and Rivers looted and burnt police stations.