Seven states on Tuesday imposed a curfew to arrest escalating violence and killings as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests.
Lagos, Ondo, Ekiti, Abia, Plateau, Osun and Imo states announced curfews; others set up probe panels as directed by the National Economic Council (NEC).
Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu imposed a 24-hour curfew, with effect from 4 pm. This was later adjusted to 9pm
He said: “I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society.
“Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem on our State.
“As a government that is alive to its responsibility and has shown a commitment to the movement #ENDSARS, we will not watch and allow anarchy in our dear state.”
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi imposed a 24-hour curfew, with effect from 10 pm last night.