#EndSARS: Joe Biden issues press release on violent crackdown of Protesters in Nigeria – Nairametrics

The #EndSARS movement that started out as a peaceful protest by Nigerian Youths, airing their grievances to the government to end the brutality perpetrated by the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force has degenerated into a chaotic situation.

The event has been characterized by killings, mob and vandalization of public and private properties. Nairametrics captures the timeline of notable events as it unfolded to the current development.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020

Lagos State Government suspended all government activities and declared lockdown for 72 hours in view of growing violence in the state. This was disclosed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a live broadcast on Wednesday.

The Governor 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 the flag be lowered on all public buildings within our reach for the next three days as a mark of respect and solidarity for the protests.”

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