Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called for a quick and thorough investigation to determine the facts of Tuesday night event where men in army uniform shot at unarmed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate in Lagos. what happened last night in Lagos.
The speaker, who in the days preceding what many now call the “Lekki toll mssacre” made attempt to resolve the issue of police brutality through legislation, affirmed that: “It is unavoidably and painfully clear that there were a number of casualties as a result of gunfire at the Lekki Toll Gate*.
“Events in my home state Lagos, last night and up until this afternoon, have left my heart heavy and my spirit disturbed.
“After sixty years, our democracy should have grown beyond the point where conflicting visions of nationhood result in violence on the streets and blood on the ground”, the Speaker said.
In his statement, Gbajabiamila urged for calm whilst a truer picture of events is unraveled.
“Our nation urgently needs and the Nigerian people deserve an accounting of the acts that led to the events of last night.
“In Lagos and everywhere else, too much blood has already been spilled in our country, let there be no more.
“May God bless and keep you all. And may God bless and keep our Federal Republic of Nigeria”, Speaker Gbajabiamila said.