Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has apologised to protesters for introducing curfew, saying that such was necessary to ensure their safety.
The governor earlier today introduced a 24- hour curfew in Lagos following attacks on police operatives by hoodlums, who disguised under the EndSARS protest.
But the governor’s resolve seemed not have gone down well with the protesters who dared the directive.
Reacting, he posted on Facebook thus,” Watching these videos is a major heartbreak for me personally and as Governor, I cannot watch as arsonists, hoodlums and anarchists continue to hide under the #EndSars protest to unleash mayhem on the State and wantonly disrupt citizens lives and property.
“Imposing this curfew was difficult, especially as we have just returned from a COVID19 required lockdown. This curfew will allow security officials to immediately restore order to the state, arrest thugs and miscreants that have disrupted the peace.
“Peaceful protesters and residents of Lagos should obey the curfew and stay in their homes to allow our security forces take immediate action to de-escalate all the issues of violence occurring at this time.”