A spokesperson for the governor later said an investigation had been ordered into the reports of shootings.
Latest gist be say Lagos State Govnor Babajide Sanwo-Olu don order say make di enforcement of di 24hour curfew no start until 9pm to enable pipo wey hook for traffic to get to dia domot.
The curfew was apparently ignored by the demonstrators, angry over the behavior of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit accused of widespread corruption that includes kidnapping, harassment and extortion. Amnesty International said at least 15 people had been killed since the protests began.
As part of nationwide demonstrations, hundreds of protesters have shut down the lucrative toll gate for over one week demanding comprehensive police reform. But a video allegedly showing SARS officers killing a man in Delta state sparked the protests.
Dis order wey land Tuesday afternoon from di kontri Inspector General of Police follow how di #Endsars peaceful protest wey begin for early October across Nigeria but begin turn violent since dis week.
"Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4pm on October 20". And na only essential workers and front ine responders go fit dey road afta di curfew.
"I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the wellbeing of our society", Sanwo-Olu said.
Witnesses told AFP that a police station was set ablaze in the Orile Iganmu district of the city on Tuesday.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that estimated economic losses in the past 12 days were at 700 billion naira (US$1.8 billion dollars, 1.5 billion euros).
Early in the protests, police fired on protesters in the Surulere area of Lagos and elsewhere.
Interior Ministry spokesman Mohammed Manga said armed crowds had attacked two prison facilities, subduing the guards on duty.
An indefinite 24-hour curfew has been imposed Lagos, the commercial hub. Its governor said protests had been "hijacked" by criminals who sought to "rape, assault, rob and extort innocent citizens".
Authorities had also imposed a curfew in Benin City on Monday after the prisons were attacked.
He has also ordered the massive deployment of police operatives to strengthen security around prisons.
The Nigerian authorities have not yet commented.