Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos state has announced the gradual easing of the 72-hour curfew imposed on the state.
Sanwo-olu who spoke during a statewide broadcast on Friday said the curfew would be lifted on Saturday morning by 8am and there will be movement till 6pm.
The governor had on Tuesday imposed a statewide curfew to counter the violence that had erupted across the state but following the shooting of unarmed #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate, he extended the statewide curfew by 72 hours.
The governor had earlier claimed that forces beyond the state’s control ordered the shooting on unarmed protesters.
Sanwo-olu said, “I have consulted with security agencies at various levels in the state and some of them are in a meeting as we speak. We went round the state and there are still pockets of violence but isolated cases.
“We have decided the curfew should still be on but from Saturday 8am, there will be movement till 6pm. That is a gradual easing of the curfew. I will be back by Saturday or Sunday to give further updates.”
The governor also stated that the Lagos State Government would foot the medical bills of all those injured.
“For all of the private and government hospitals, we have indicated that government will be picking the medical bills of all the injured patients for all of the things that have happened in the whole city. If you had appeared at any of our general hospital, nobody is meant to pay anything so that we can quickly puah out all our consumables and rescue lives,” he said.