The leaders of the #EndSARS protesters along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have said they will lift the blockage along the expressway for vehicles to be able to move into Lagos by 2pm (today).
This followed the announcement by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to impose a 24-hour curfew on the state effective 4 pm.
One of the protesters, who spoke to our correspondent said, “We will leave the road by 2 pm so that the vehicles can move because of the curfew that has just been announced by Lagos.
“We need to let the vehicles move into Lagos.”
Long queues of vehicles that were stuck in the standstill traffic were still seen on the road as they were still unable to move.
No vehicle was seen moving into the Expressway way from Lagos, showing that most of the vehicles coming into Ogun State could not pass.
However, the protesters in their large numbers were still occupying the roads and continued with their activities.
Sanwo-Olu said in a statement, “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.”