The President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ) , will address the security situation in the country by 7 pm.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘ President Buhari addresses the nation. ’
The statement read , “Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast Thursday , October 22 , 2020 at 7 pm.
“ Television , radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria respectively for the broadcast . ”
There have been reports of widespread arson and violence in the past few days as rampaging hoodlums looted , razed and destroyed public and private assets around the country, especially in Lagos , Abuja , Benin , amongst others.
Some state governments had since imposed a 24 – hour curfew in the wake of the unrest .
Banks , local government secretariats , police stations , shopping malls , television station , newspaper office , court and many others have been burned down in the last 48 hours.
The situation was further worsened when eyewitnesses said soldiers , in a bid to disperse protesters at the Lekki toll gate , opened fire on the youths on Tuesday night .