Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state to curb arson and widespread violence in the state may be relaxed on Friday.
“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,” Sanwo-Olu said in an interview with Arise TV.
The governor said the easing of the curfew as soon as possible would be necessary for Lagos residents to restock food supplies and other essential commodities.
Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday imposed a curfew due to the violence in different parts of Lagos State.
“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.”
Despite the curfew, violence, arson and attacks have been on the rise since Tuesday.
About 10 persons have been reported dead in the shoot-out by military personnel, according to Amnesty International.
“I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the FG to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents,” the governor said.