#Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Sanwo-Olu Distances Self, Points at Forces Beyond Control


Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu ìn a remark posted on twitter Wednesday morning has distanced himself from the rain of bullets on unarmed peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on the night of Tuesday October 10, 2020.

The Governor, who earlier on Tuesday imposed curfew on the state described the incident as a night killing as “the toughest night of our lives, forces beyond our direct control have moved to make dark notes in our history, but we will face it and come out stronger.”

“I’ve just concluded visits to hospitals with victims of this unfortunate shooting incident at Lekki.

“It has taken me this long to make a statement because I have to prioritize the welfare of the victims of this very sad incident.


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“There are currently 10 patients at the General Hospital,11 at Reddington, and four at Vedic; with mild to moderate levels of injuries while Two are receiving intensive medical care, and another three patients have been discharged, and the state will continue to monitor and ensure all patients get the best care whatsoever.

“As the Governor of Lagos state, I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the Federal Government to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives and livelihood of our residents.

“Furthermore, I will give a state broadcast in the morning”, the Governor said.