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World Nigerian military offered Wednesday to deploy in Lagos if needed: governor

12:15  22 october  2020
12:15  22 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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The Nigerian state of Lagos has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Tuesday in response to nationwide protests over police brutality. Lagos state, which includes Africa's largest city of the same name, has a population of more than 21 million people. DW's Fanny Facsar reported that Lagos State governor

LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian military offered on Wednesday to deploy in Lagos state if needed amid protests, the governor said on Thursday.

a group of people walking in the snow: People are seen near burning tires on the street, in Lagos © Reuters/UnEarthical People are seen near burning tires on the street, in Lagos

Unrest has broken out across the state, which is under 24-hour curfew, sparked by anti-police protests and the shooting of civilians by security forces on Tuesday evening.

Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu, in an interview on local station Arise TV, said the chief of defence staff and the chief of army staff had called around midday on Wednesday "to say that if indeed I require for the military to come out, they will deploy them".

He said the primary concern was the security of key business and government installations, such as Lagos' ports.

"It's really just a conversation around security support that we've got," he said.

Fires burned across the commercial capital on Wednesday as protesters still on the streets, angry mobs and armed police clashed in some neighbourhoods.

Sanwo-Olu did not say whether he would accept the offer, but called on leaders to keep young people including protesters off the streets.

(Reporting By Libby George; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Nigerian police chief orders mobilization of all forces to end violence plaguing country .
The head of Nigeria’s police called for the immediate mobilization of all forces after two weeks of protests that have resulted in the deaths of dozens. © Provided by Washington Examiner The Nigeria Police Force announced on Saturday that Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of the police, had given the order to deploy all resources toward ending the violence, according to Reuters. The civil unrest is among the worst in the two decades since Nigeria broke free from military rule in 1999. The protests began under the #EndSARS banner.

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