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#EndSARS: Sanwo-olu inspects carnage



#EndSARS: Sanwo-olu inspects carnage


By Tasie Theodore


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Friday morning undertook an inspection tour of the carnage that occurred in the course of the attacks on private and public properties in the state in the past few days.


The trip took him to several centres across the state where there were recorded instances of vandalisation, arson and looting. Some of these are Orile, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Onyingbo, Ojodu and Ikeja.


The attacks were recorded when hoodlums took advantage of the stalemate between the authorities and young protesters who had been making demands for security sector and governance reforms in the country.


Things came to a head when a curfew was imposed in Lagos State by the authorities with security personnel allegedly being deployed to disperse protesters who had gathered in several locations across the state to vent their umbrage.


The governor, who presides over the affairs of state in Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos, did not make any remarks in the course of the tour, which was however still ongoing as at the time of filing this report.


The #EndSARS protests have been going on in many parts of Nigeria for the better part of two weeks and has attracted widespread and worldwide attention, with many asking that the authorities should listen to the protesters and act on their demands.


After days pf pleading and cajoling, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari finally addressed the nation formally on the protests and accompanying disturbances, Thursday night. Many commentators say his speech was disappointing.



Lagos Governor, Jide Sanwo-olu



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