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Lagos Police declare protest or gathering illegal after gov announced curfew

The Lagos state police command have announced that there will be no protest or gathering or possession under whatever guise within the state anymore.

This is coming barely one hour after the Lagos state government imposed a 24 hour curfew with effect from 4pm of today 20th October, 2020 as a result of violent attacks on police officers, men and formations including innocent Nigerians in the state.

This was contained in a press statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

According to the statement, all security agencies have deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state.

While confirming the settling ablaze of Orile police station today at about 10am, the command says it regrets to also confirm that some of policemen were critically injured and unconfirmed reports state that one of them is dead.

“Its crystal clear that the Endsars protest has been hijacked by hoodlums who want to run down the state and the police command will resist such state of anarchy, unrest and brouhaha with all powers within the ambit of the law”, Adejobi stated.

While the command is resolute in sustenance of human rights and democratic tenets, the general public is hereby warned to comply with the curfew and desist from any act of violence in the state as the command will resist such in totality, the statement reads.

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