Lagos revises curfew from 8am to 6pm

Lagos revises curfew from 8am to 6pm

The Lagos State government has announced a review of the ongoing curfew in the state from 8am to 6pm.

Specifically, the new curfew will take effect from Saturday, October 24, 2020.

This was disclosed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday. Specifically, Sanwo-Olu made the announcement while briefing reporters at the Lagos House in Marina.

‘‘I have consulted with various levels of security agencies we have in the state. In fact, some of them are in a meeting right now as we speak. All of us have gone round the state and we believe that we still have pockets of insecurity that we need to deal with. They are isolated cases which they are trying to bring to full normalcy.

 

“We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning; and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm.

 

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“For emphasis, from 8am tomorrow morning, you will be allowed to go out; to go wherever you wish till 6pm in the evening,” he said.

Equally important, 1st News had reported that the Lagos State government had enforced a 24-hour curfew in the state. The curfew which came into force on Tuesday, October 20, had resulted in the alleged shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki tollgate; an incident which sparked massive outrage and was capitalized on by hoodlums to embark on widespread looting.

Meanwhile, some angry youths in Osun on Friday stormed a warehouse in Ede town, where COVID-19 palliatives were allegedly stored.

 

The youths carted away food items meant to be distributed to residents.

The angry youths trooped out in their hundreds to the moribund Cocoa-Ceramic Industry in Ede where the COVID-19 palliatives were stored. 1st News reports that some of the COVID-19 palliatives carted away include beans, noodles, sugar, salt, garri, rice, pastas; among other items. There were no attempts to stop them.

Also, Mr. Mufu Akano, one of the youths who spoke to newsmen, said he is happy to be among those who will go home “with what belongs to us”.

Akano noted that the food palliatives which were supposed to be distributed to residents in the state were locked up in a safe haven for some unexplained reasons and agenda which he considered “evil”.

Further, he commended the zeal and effrontery of the looters; including some commercial motorcyclists and drivers of some private vehicles who joined in the looting.

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