Lagos Suspends All State Activities for Three Days
By Adedapo Adesanya
Lagos State Government has suspended all government activities and declared lockdown for three days in view of growing violence in the state.
This was disclosed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a live broadcast on Wednesday observed by Business Post.
This is coming some hours after reports and images of armed uniformed men opening fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of the state on Tuesday evening.
He said, “Fellow Lagosians, in the sensitive mood and in the mood of the nation at this time, I have directed further that we have an immediate suspension of all state activities for the next three days, except those that are connected to the security activities in the state and the management of the current issues.
“I have also directed that at all public buildings within our reach that we lower the flag for the next three days as a mark of respect and solidarity for the protests.”
According to Mr Sanwo-Olu in the presser, the #ENDSARS protest was hijacked by criminals and hoodlums who attacked innocent citizens and destroyed some properties.
He equally claimed that no life was lost when some military personnel opened fire at unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday night despite accounts from numerous eyewitnesses reporting the death of some youths.
He noted that following his visit earlier in the day, patients have so far been discharged from the hospital, while others were still on admission.
Tension has become high in the state as a result of the unfortunate incident yesterday, with some government facilities destroyed by some irate youths.
Some properties burnt down in the metropolis include the BRT Station in Oyingbo, the headquarters of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), the City Mall in Onikan, Television Continental (TVC) in Ikosi Ketu, the VIO office in Ojodu Berger, amongst others.