The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the imposed 24-hour curfew in the state may be eased down on Friday, October 23 as measures to make peace reign in the state continue.
Speaking earlier today, the governor said the easing of the curfew was necessary for
Lagos residents to restock food supplies and other essential commodities.
“Once we see the streets are cleared up and all the agitation and high nerves
have gone down, we might slow down the curfew by tomorrow (Friday) or next
tomorrow (Saturday) at the latest,” he said.
Lagosians have been placed under curfew for the past 28hours as the curfew started
on the 20th, a say that will be reminded for the sadness it brought to Nigerians as
protesters were being killed.
Sanwo-Olu had earlier ordered a curfew for 4pm in the afternoon but had to postpone
it to 9pm due to the large population of people going home.
Things however changed dramatically when some alleged military men started
shooting at the peaceful protesters and this led to the death of many protesters.
There have been many retaliation from angry mobs in the state as some public places have been burnt down.