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Hoodlums Set Orile-Iganmu Police Station On Fire As Lagos Imposes 24-hour Curfew On State

A police station located at Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area of Lagos State, was on Tuesday, burnt down by persons, suspected to be hoodlums.

The incident was said to have occurred around 09.45 am.

The station is said to service both Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda.

No reason or demands were given by the hoodlums for the action.

The incident was greeted by several #EndSARS protesters, who took to social media to condemn the action of the hoodlums.

Following the incident, the Lagos State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state, beginning from 4pm today.

Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu announced the imposition of the curfew in a tweet.

The tweet read, “Dear Lagosians, 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.

“I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the state as from 4pm today, 20th October,2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.”

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